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Archive for the ‘Collaboration’ Category

SpeedData: Chris Taggart and OpenlyLocal


Chris has been working for about a year on the OpenlyLocal site, which collects information on councils and councillors across the country. He made a very interesting point immediately, saying that all good things start with a small step, trying to solve a simple question, while all the bad, expensive complicated things that don’t work, […]

SpeedData: Nick Booth – Help Me Investigate and Social Media Surgeries


Nick talked all about how people are beginning to skill up to use the web in new and very powerful ways. First Nick pointed out that public organisations are already under considerable scrutiny – by showing a video he’d shot of traffic wardens illegally parked in his street. He then talked about Help Me Investigate […]

The gritty truth about data and mapping


How maps and open data can be used to help people learn more about gritting routes in their area