I found Emily Bennett’s excellent tutorials on the Google maps API and her Portsmouth History site and decided I had to try doing something similar. So I went to the National Libraries of Scotland (NLS) website to get some old maps …

NLS Historic Maps API 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 »

Hi I’m James, the technical team lead for the API workstream at TfL Online. I am writing this post because there has been some talk in the press about our new API, and as Phil mentioned in his last post we …

Understanding our new API: part 1 Read more »

We will keep developing the theme of taking #OpenData the “Last Mile”, meaning to users and researchers who otherwise wouldn’t know how to access or use it. The Sunlight Foundation is doing a great job of going the Last Mile …

Sunlight Foundation – Taking Open Data the Last Mile Read more »

Please note in some of the examples below I have been having trouble with wordpress ‘correcting’ quote marks in my text. If you find the queries don’t work you may need to manually replace the copied quote marks from below …

Ordnance Survey Linked Data: The Search API Read more »

It’s over a year since we put time aside to create our first little open data app and what started as a hacked solution to a personal problem has turned into a popular local resource. The Bath Schools Mashup has …

Lessons from The Bath Schools Mashup Read more »