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So how generous is Ordnance Survey OpenData?

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At the beginning of this month (apologies, we’re a bit late) the Government announced that much of the mapping data held by the Ordnance Survey would be released free to the public.

Mapping road death data


The BBC recently undertook a web project to make road death accidents “relevant to people” during a week’s coverage. Deaths were plotted on a map and searchable by postcode with links to the relevant news article. You can see and interact with the map on the BBC website here. The way the data is presented […]

Hackitude gets down and dirty with data

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Over the weekend a small tremour was felt across Birmingham. The distinct rumble was caused by a group of web developers, data hackers and HTML magicians who had gathered to do something wonderful – and the result was explosive. Held at the Aquila TV studios, Birmingham, Hackitude took place from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 […]