The ODI Nodes are an important part of the ODI global network. The last year has seen significant growth: we have welcomed Rio, Devon, Queensland and Athens to the community; our first group of nodes have become ODI registered trainers; our …

What are ODI Nodes: Creating a global network Read more »

The National Information Infrastructure (NII) dataset has been viewed nearly 1,000 times. This government has prioritised the release of open data for economic growth in the belief that people outside government are better placed to add value and build tools …

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electronic Government (10 Feb 2015) Read more »

This is a slightly edited version of an article which was originally published in the British APCO Journal, and on the BAPCO web site BlueLightCamp in 2014 Discovering and then applying the full potential of data to public safety and …

Networking the networks – engineering serendipity Read more »

In that intense start up haze we occupy, the fact that OpenSensors has turned 1 this month completely passed me by! I feel that occasion should be marked with at least a post to reflect on how far we have come in a …

An Open Data Startup Read more »

Share-PSI 2.0 is “the European network for the exchange of experience and ideas around implementing open data policies in the public sector”. It consists of 44 partners from 25 countries, including Birmingham City Council. Through my work with the West …

Data Unlocked goes to Greece – Share PSI network report Read more »

In this interview, James Smith (@Floppy) talks about one of his Open Data Institute (ODI) software projects: CSVLint. We also reflect on Eric Hysen of Google’s keynote address, discussing the infrastructure of open data and the necessary roles of standards. James also …

OKFestival 2014 – James Smith of the Open Data Institute – Interview Read more »

I attended #VCSSCAMP – for people from VCS Local Infrastructure Organisations across the country to meet [that’s CVSs and Volunteer Centres etc] and what a bunch of enthusiastic people they are. I was reminded by Nick Booth of just how …

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Facilitating supply and demand is crucial to creating a new ecosystem around data and information ‘Data as culture’ is a phrase new to many, but its roots will be familiar. We live in an age of data-driven decision-making: decisions that …

How to make open data more accessible Read more »