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Posts Tagged ‘ONS’

Mapping people from Areas of Deprivation using Google Fusion tables


Gateway Family Services are a community Interest Company in Birmingham that work with people that need help from communities across Birmingham, Communities that fall in areas of deprivation. However as well as providing support to people in need in these areas they also actively employ staff and volunteers from them too. But how can they […]

Open Data Policy for Voluntary Service Councils.


Manchester Community Central¬† – the voluntary service council for the city – releases some of it’s data as open data. They define it as Open data are data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone It is subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike Open data are the […]

Deciphering Data from the Department of Transport About Accidents in your Neighbourhood


I’m currently attempting to write a post about how data can be used for a community campaign. I’m looking at what data is available to someone who who would like to campaign for a pedestrian crossing outside a school. Thinking practically – where would I start if I were really going to do this –¬† […]