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.

Posts Tagged ‘Data’

Deciphering Data from the Department of Transport About Accidents in your Neighbourhood

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I’m currently attempting to write a post about how data can be used for a community campaign. I’m looking at what data is available to someone who who would like to campaign for a pedestrian crossing outside a school. Thinking practically – where would I start if I were really going to do this –  […]

Can or Should Community Groups Standardise Surveys for Comparing Data?

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The other day while I was looking for survey tools for BOSF I came across a page on the Office for National Statistic (ONS) website with guideline on the standardisation for collecting data for Goverment surveys. By standardising collection methods it is easier for users to draw clearer and more robust comparisons between data sources. There are […]

Using free tools to survey community groups and then perhaps combining that with open data. An example from BOSF, part 1

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As part of the open data project at the Social Media Surgeries we’ve been working with Birmingham Open Spaces Forum (BOSF) to see if we can find a way of using data to help them in their work. BOSF is a network organisation that aims to bring together all the people in Birmingham with an interest in open spaces – so […]