We chat with Martin Merry, Managing Director of Epimporpics Ltd, about his ideas behind winning summer showcase project Cleaner Bathing Waters, and what he has in store Many water datasets have been published in the last four years. Hi Martin. …

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Environment secretary Liz Truss has hailed Defra’s new Open Data Initiative as the biggest ever “data give-away” by government. But what will it mean in practice? Mark Rowe reports It’s a sunny day and canoeists across England head for the …

Farming it out: Is Defra’s latest open data push the shape of things to come? Read more »

We love to make the most of the English summer – however long it lasts. When warm weather and school holidays combine, the beach is one of the best places to enjoy the sunshine. In England the seaside is cleaner …

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Read more »

Hello – I’m Tom Guilbert and I work in the Data, Mapping, Modelling and Information team at the Environment Agency. I’ve been working over the last few months on updating and improving our bathing water quality open data services and …

Updating our Bathing Water Data services for the new season Read more »

SPARQL 1.1 introduces the idea of federated SPARQL queries – this enables you to execute part of your SPARQL query against a remote SPARQL endpoint. I thought I’d provide some examples of using this feature in government linked open data. …

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