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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 […]

Data Visualisation Tools for Community Groups

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Whether you are collecting your own information or downloading open data sets to use,   often what you end up with is a spreadsheet full of numbers.  Unless you know what you are looking for these can be hard to decipher. This is where data visualisation tools come in.  You can use them can to […]

The Gen-Y of data mashers: using what the government gave you

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As more and more data becomes available to the public online, how we present and use this information becomes increasingly important. Now young people are getting involved to create a generation of data mashers. Young Rewired State was a two-day project in London focused on technophile 15-18 year-olds encouraging them to construct something new and […]