Inspired by the development of semantic technologies in recent years, in statistical analysis field the traditional methodology of designing, publishing and consuming statistical datasets is evolving to so-called “Linked Statistical Data” by associating semantics with dimensions, attributes and observation values …

SPARQL is the new King of all Data Scientist’s tools Read more »

(Graphic credit: Kate Hudson for the Data Journalism Handbook/Flickr) If you work with data, you’ve heard the three-letter initialism before. If you don’t, you’ve almost certainly seen others reference them in the context of powering data visualizations or listed as …

What are APIs? Why they matter and how to use them Read more »

CityCamp NC, now in its fifth year, brings an entrepreneurial spirit to citizen-problem solving. CityCamp NC is an annual, citizen-led unconference, aiming to solve civic challenges with open technology and community input. We aim to partner with our local, county, …

Citizen engagement is different at an unconference Read more »

I was really pleased to see GP Pressure Map featured on the BBC’s South Today programme on 31st March.GP Pressure Map – part of the Open City Data Platform – was one of the “highs” I mentioned in my final post on …

Demonstrating the value of open data – GP Pressure Map Read more »

Warning: Liveblogging – prone to error, inaccuracy, and howling affronts to grammar. This post will be improved over the course of a few days. A session sharing handy open data tools that participants have built or found that might just …

Handy tools for Open Data users Read more »

Open data only works when it’s accessible, so which data platform do you choose? Having had some success getting our local council to open up some data and help us organise our first event for Bath: Hacked, it quickly became …

We made a city data store Read more »