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 November, 2009

Buses always come three at once


Now you can really find out if three buses will be coming your way at once with this incredulously good website which has put together network travel west midlands information with a map to make NetWMTravelMap.com Type in your postcode, or zoom in on your area, and you can click on the bus stop symbol […]

Open data campaign given high-five by PM


Yesterday some significant ground was covered in the war to free up public data when the government announced it would move towards making Ordnance Survey maps freely available from April 2010. Gordon Brown signed up the www inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee in June earlier this year to help the UK government reach levels similar to […]

Developed data tells us something about life


A lot of talk (especially on this blog) is all about opening up government data so developers, journalists and citizens can use it in a way which is useful for the public good. Emma Mulqueeny, who works with government departments to reach this goal and is founder of Rewired State,  points out on her blog […]