Tag: Open Data Communities (ODC)

“Does your data flow like petrol in an engine?” in Swirrl’s Blog

At our recent Data-Driven Decisions event Steve Peters, DCLG’s Open Data Strategist, spoke about his vision for getting data to stick; for… Continue reading on Swirrl’s Blog »

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New Deprivation Data and Apps for OpenDataCommunities

At the end of September, DCLG published the new 2015 Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) on the PublishMyData-powered OpenDataCommunities.org. This is one of the most widely used government datasets, so we’re really excited to help make it available in a

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England Indices of deprivation data available as 5* Linked Data

England Indices of deprivation data available as 5* Linked Data The Department for Communities and Local Government has released the English indices of deprivation 2015 in linked data format on the OpenDataCommunities platform.  Full details are available in the blog

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Platform upgrade for Open Data Communities

We have recently updated the software behind the Open Data Communities service, to use PublishMyData version 2.5. Users of the data might not notice much difference! The datasets and the main ways of accessing them are the same, though you’ll

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Open data at the local level can help to create a new eco-system of openness and activism

In 2010, the Government began pushing for local authorities in England to release information on public spending over a certain threshold – in this case £500. Ben Worthy argues that although reform is needed to maximise the potential of this

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Local open data ecosystems – a prototype map

It is increasingly recognised that some of the most important open data is published by local authorities (LAs) – data which is important to us like bin collection days, planning applications and even where your local public toilet is. Also

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Open Data: Goin’ local, down in….wherever you live….

This post introduces my new demonstration “Local Data Discovery” dashboard, explaining my rationale and motivation for developing it. I had the pleasure of attending an event on 24 March hosted by Francis Maude, to celebrate the fantastic work by Local Authorities

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Opening-up Council Tax statistics

DCLG has been publishing council tax data at parish level since 2013-14. As part of opening-up the Department’s data, we wanted to make our council tax statistics more accessible. So we have now released data for all English billing authorities

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What does Open Data mean for Leeds?

Published on behalf of Sandip Ghattaure, Leeds Data Mill With decreasing resources and funds, we have to evolve. Publishing data on a shared platform for an army of developers and analysts to tap into is one way of being open,

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New map feature for statistical datasets

We have just released a new feature for our dataset pages: a thematic map or ‘choropleth‘, illustrating how the data varies across geographical regions. This is part of our ongoing commitment to improving access to and understanding of our data.

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