A site about how community groups and charities can make the most of data and open data to do something useful. Focused on Birmingham, relevant everywhere.

Archive for the ‘Open Data’ Category

How using better data and being better informed can get you more of what you need

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It matters when what you do changes something – this was a tweet from last month… @MarcusBelben @podnosh @KingsHeathRF @liveinhope13 @20splentyforus I've asked officers to look again at 20 MPH for Brook Lane — Lisa Trickett (@LisaTrickett41) March 21, 2015 Yes that’s not a guarantee of change, but it’s evidence of a big step towards […]

Consistency and Collaboration for Data Collection around Niche areas of Commuunity

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I wrote previously about standardisation of data collection – being consistent on how data is collected, but now I’ve come across an interesting issue, not HOW  but WHAT data is collected. Working with Birmingham LGBT we were trying to find data that could help them to target their support, they were particularly looking for older members of […]

Data for Journey Planning

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I have a 17 mile commute to work that passes through a minimum of 4 local authority areas. Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Birmingham. In the last few months junction 9 of the M6 has been closed so I have been travelling to work along alternative routes and it’s really come to my attention just how many road […]