Tag: London

TfL plans new open data feeds

The capital’s transport authority is ready to let developers at its data on trams, crowding at Underground stations and road closures on Marathon day

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Traffic Data Hack Day – Event Review

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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2016: When the Freedom of Information Act will be dismantled

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

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“Data helps us provide better transport”: TfL on Oyster cards, big data and contactless payments

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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Linked Data event

Group or Branch: CILIP A brand new Executive Briefing from CILIP Events, you can register your interest by completing the form at the link below. Location London CILIP 7 Ridgmount Street WC1E 7AE London United Kingdom See map: Google Maps

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Tube strike – Web and open data analytics

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

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Q&A: What makes a great city?

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

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

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Why a new website but no app? Part 1

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

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