England’s waistband is growing. Indeed, with a quarter of adults now obese (25%) and well over a third overweight (37%), the latest Parliament Obesity Statistics suggest that England is currently experiencing an obesity crisis of unseen proportions. And it’s only …

Bristol’s Obesity Map Read more »

The Festival of the Future comes to the city from 17-20 November 2015 and as part of this, Bristol is Open will be launching the Data Dome as the latest development on Bristol’s digital scene. Information is beautiful, especially if …

Bristol Is Open Launches The Data Dome Read more »

More and more Bristolians are using bus services every day. According to this year’s Annual Bus Statistics Report from the Department for Transport, the average number of bus journeys per head reached its peak in 2014, at almost 74 bus …

In a hurry? New data reveals the best and worst days for bus travel in the city Read more »

The Bristol Data Dome, housed inside At-Bristol Science Centre’s Planetarium, will be launched as part of the Festival of the Future City on Wednesday 18 November. Connected to a dedicated high performance computer at the University of Bristol, the Data …

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Startup OpenSensors.io calls for a democratisation of air quality data as project identifies Heathrow pollution exceeds EU limits Today, OpenSensors, an Internet of Things ODI Startup, has released alarming Heathrow air quality and noise figures, indicating possible effects on residents’ …

Community sensors indicate high air pollution in Heathrow neighbourhoods Read more »

From new regulations governing data use for financial firms, to exploring the abilities and demographics of Superheroes – it has to be our weekly roundup of big data, analytics and IoT news (and views) from the big wide web.   …

The Internet of data, analytics and Things Read more »

Bristol submitted a bid this week to become the UK’s first Internet of Things (IoT) Demonstrator city region generating an investment of nearly £17 million if successful. The competition is delivered by Innovate UK on behalf of the Department for …

Bristol bids to become the UK’s IoT capital as it wins prestigious EU award Read more »

We chat with Yodit Stanton, Founder and CEO of Open Sensors, about her ideas behind winning summer showcase project Heathrow Air, and what she has in store Heathrow Air will deploy air quality and noise sensors in gardens around Heathrow. …

ODI summer showcase: Heathrow Air Read more »

By: Chris Addison, Tim Davies, Ana Brandusescu and Ben Schaap Next week will see the first continent-wide Africa Open Data Conference: bringing together governments, technologists and innovators from across the continent and beyond to explore the promise and reality of …

Four key issues to tackle at the Africa Open Data Conference Read more »

Cities are rapidly becoming the very visible and innovative laboratories for IoT innovation, which is logical, because they’ve been in the forefront of open data. I saw this first-hand consulting for Vivek Kundra, CTO for the District of Columbia, when …

Share It (Data) And They Will Come: Crowdsourced Citywide IoT Network Read more »