Tag: API

Smart cities: Bristol opens up transport data for developers

Bristol City Council has launched a new API to provide easy and free access to a wealth of transport data in one place, making it possible for innovative technologies to be developed. The Bristol API (Transport) supports the Council’s approach

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Cycle commuting analysis of Bristol

We love it when our API comes in useful for academic purposes. This is a guest post by Richard Thomas. Bristol: Typical cycle commute time For my MSc dissertation, I investigated determinants of the proportion of people who choose to

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Roll your own OSM with Macrocosm

Last week we launched Macrocosm, a NodeJS version of the OpenStreetMap API. This is the first part of an open toolkit we are developing to make it easier to set up your own version of OpenStreetMap. Governments and NGOs manage

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Introducing Elex, a Tool to Make Election Coverage Better for Everyone

By Jeremy Bowers, David Eads It could be a new day, for your election data. (Kheel Center) “End the elections arms race” has become a rallying cry in American data journalism. Many newsrooms spend tremendous resources writing code to simply

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A hobbyist hacker, spreadsheet warrior and API advocate walked in to a pub…

medium.com – That is basically the life of being a data publisher at the moment. Leigh has written a great post about ‘Who is the intended audience for open data?’ where he articulates some of the problems and … Tweeted

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How can open data publishers monitor usage?

Some open data publishers require a user to register with their portal or provide other personal information before downloading a dataset. For example: the recently launched Consumer Data Research …

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New Deprivation Data and Apps for OpenDataCommunities

At the end of September, DCLG published the new 2015 Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) on the PublishMyData-powered OpenDataCommunities.org. This is one of the most widely used government datasets, so we’re really excited to help make it available in a

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Open APIs, open data and opportunities to better serve customers

Financial services sector head John Salmon and the Pinsent Masons financial services sector team bring you insight and analysis on what really matters in the world of financial services. FinTech Week took place in London last month and brought together

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Open PermID Provides Free Access to Thomson Reuters-Linked Data

Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s leading sources of intelligent information, has launched Open PermID, a set of APIs and tools that organizations can use to access Thomson Reuters’ massive core entity data set. Open PermID provides access to Thomson

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Top questions from our Meetups

Over the past week I’ve been lucky enough to meet AppChallenge community members in Manchester and London at our #EULife Meetup series. It was great to meet people who are passionate about open data. I wish we had been able

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