Post: 22 December 2014 Earlier this month Environment Agency released their Risk of Flooding from Rivers and the Sea (RoFRS) datasets, previously known as NaFRA, as open data. RoFRS is EA’s core national flood risk model. I will blog about these …

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Post: 4 December 2014 There’s a good article by Marc Ambasna-Jones published on the City Metric site today, mainly about city-based open data stores: What has open council data ever done for us? The article includes some comments from me, …

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Post: 3 December 2014 On first reading there do not appear to be any new announcements of consequence related to open data in today’s Autumn Statement. However following are a few points about data sharing etc., some of which add …

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Post: 1 December 2014 Updated 18 December 2014 with links to latest version of dataset list I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the Environment Agency’s new Data Advisory Group (EADAG). The first meeting was on 18 November (minutes …

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Post: 29 November 2014 This post is also published on the Royal Statistical Society’s StatsLife site. How far can we trust open data? This is a trick question, of course, with no right answer. When it comes to data, “open” is mainly a …

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Post: 14 November 2014 The Environment Agency have set up a new Data Advisory Group of a dozen or so volunteers. Most are external parties who have an interest in EA data, as technical experts or as existing licensees or …

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Dismantling trading funds and redistributing datasets is costly but will government see the long-term economic benefits? It may be some time before we have the government’s response to Stephan Shakespeare’s review of public sector information. But let us suppose the …

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