Tag: Owen Boswarva

Household Projections detailed data – not open (and DCLG isn’t sure why)

Post: 13 February 2016 Household figures for local authority districts in England are derived by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) from a household projections model that uses sub-national population figures from ONS. The counts of households are disaggregated

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Post Office branch locations – now with geocodes and constituencies (suitable for mapping!)

Post: 24 January 2016 Last week the Post Office Ltd released a list containing information on the post office network as at the end of March 2015. The information is a bare minimum (post office name and postcode) and is subject to

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UK open data: some things that happened (and a few that didn’t) in 2015

Post: 3 January 2016 This post doesn’t have any thesis, it’s just a chronology of some highlights and lowlights in UK open data over the past twelve months … January The World Wide Web Foundation’s Open Data Barometer scored the UK

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Global Open Data Index 2015 – United Kingdom Insight

This post was written by Owen Boswarva For a third year running the United Kingdom has come out at or near the top of the Global Open Data Index. Unlike many of the countries that did well in previous years,

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UK insurers (and Flood Re) must be open about their use of flood risk data

Post: 13 November 2015 Last week the Association of British Insurers (ABI) called on property search websites to include flood risk information in the material they present about properties for sale. Suitable open data for England is available from the

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Unlocking open data: can we fix the Data.gov.uk request process?

Post: 10 October 2015 The current data request process on Data.gov.uk was launched in late September 2012 with a blog post from Heather Savory, then chair of the Open Data User Group. To see where we are today take a look

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Do we need a better open data tool for UK political donations?

Post: 6 September 2015 Last week on Twitter (from whence all things open data begin) Lawrence Serewicz drew our attention to the launch of Power Search, a new search engine for political campaign contribution data for California, and asked: As covered by

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Open Defra will have eight themes

Post: 11 July 2015 Open Defra, a recently announced UK initiative to release 8,000 datasets as open data within a year, will focus on the following eight themes: Animal Health and Welfare Countryside and Natural Capital Floods and Coastal Erosion

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Where is all the open data for waste management?

Post: 7 July 2015 This post covers resources and issues related to open data about waste management in the UK. I’m putting this material together now because Defra, the government department responsible for waste policy, has recently announced an intention

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Open Defra: what is it, and what do we know so far?

Post: 28 June 2015 This week the UK Environment Secretary, Elizabeth Truss, gave a speech in which she announced that: Over the next year we will be making 8,000 datasets publicly available, in the biggest data giveaway that Britain has

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