As previously outlined in our post on March 30 on this blog, the Traffic Data Hack Day was hosted by Amazon Web Services on April 6. The event was attended by TfL employees, academics working within this subject area, data scientists, …

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2015 was a year when the Freedom of Information Act came under attack; 2016 could prove to be the year it is damaged. The government’s FOI Commission – the ‘independent review’ of the decade old Act – has been rumbling …

2016: When the Freedom of Information Act will be dismantled Read more »

Future of London New Technologies London One of the younger users of London’s Oyster card. Image: Romazur/Wikimedia Commons. In the last of the the Future of London series, presented by Transport for London, we talk to Shashi Verma, the transport …

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As expected, last week saw 4 days of high demand on our website and open data during the Tube strike and in the build up to it, with traffic at 1.67 x normal levels over Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th August. The strike started …

Tube strike – Web and open data analytics Read more »

A paper published this week in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, which combines mathematical modelling with London Crossrail, suggests that the greatest cities are those with the best connectedness. We spoke to the lead authors Dr Aaron Sim, Professor …

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With the 2015 Open Data Awards just around the corner, we catch up with Andrew Collinge, Assistant Director of the Greater London Authority Intelligence Unit, a finalist for the Open Data Publisher Award. The Open Data Awards celebrate innovation and …

GLA: ‘Open data helps break down artificial administrative boundaries in cities’ Read more »

A question we’ve been asked many times when gathering feedback on our new website is when we’ll develop smartphone apps for travel tools such as Journey Planner, maps, bus and Tube arrivals and service status. What many people don’t realise …

Why a new website but no app? Part 1 Read more »