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Posts Tagged ‘Data’

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 […]

Using free tools to survey community groups and then perhaps combining that with open data. An example from BOSF, part 2

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A few weeks ago we were working with Birmingham Open Spaces Forum to look at how they were collecting data and introduced them to Google Forms. Recently we returned to see how they were getting on and what we could help them with next. As a group they were looking to collect information on their […]