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Posts Tagged ‘open 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 […]

Police Crime Data for Improving the Perceptions of Safety in Communities

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At a recent Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery I met Maria Hughes from Birmingham LGBT. Birmingham LGBT work to support and sustain a vibrant, diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community in Birmigham. Maria and I were discussing how open data could be best used for the LGBT Centre on Holloway Circus near Birmingham City Centre. We looked at […]

Using Open Data to Evidence Funding Applications

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Last week while working with BOSF as I was showing the open data communities deprivation map when suddenly Emma had a light bulb moment. They’ve been applying to different funding pots but struggling at times to evidence that they are eligible for it. They needed to show that they serve a deprived LSOA area, and they […]