Tag: population

Impressions from Data Sketches

By chance, I spotted a tweet this evening from @owenboswarva pointing to a #DVLA data release: number of licence holders with penalty points, broken down by postcode district [link] | #FOI #opendata. A quick search turned up some DfT driving

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the 2011 Indian Census: Its Successes, Failures and Questions

This post is the third post in our Decoding Open Data series. The foundation of this series is our slideshare, which examines the open dataset and provides key insights and analytics about the 2011 Census.  Decoding Open Data: 2011 Indian Census

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Don’ Panic – The Latest OU/Hans Rosling Co-Pro Has (Almost) Arrived…

To tie in with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals summit later this week, the OU teamed up with production company Wingspan Productions and data raconteur Professor Hans Rosling to produce a second “Don’t Panic” lecture performance that airs on BBC2

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Which are the largest cities in Britain?

Demographics Britain England’s North Sheffield: Is this Britain’s third city? (Hint: No.) Image: Mick Knapton/Wikimedia Commons. The other day, over on that Twitter, I was invited (no, really, I was) to help settle an argument: how big is Sheffield? A

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Can open data prevent a global food shortage?

With the world’s population set to grow to nearly 10 billion by 2050, pioneering farmers look to open data for eco-friendly solutions As the world goes from seven billion mouths to feed to nearly 10 billion by 2050, the pressure

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Where Police Don’t Mirror Communities and Why It Matters

For years, the Irving, Texas, Police Department has worked to become more diverse. Recruiters have traveled to predominately black and Latino colleges across the state, attended cultural events and forged relationships with high schools to pitch students on law enforcement

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Those “eight million foreigners” living in the UK

“8 million foreigners living in Britain” Daily Telegraph, 26 August 2015 Tomorrow’s release of statistics on migration is front page news today, but the Telegraph’s splash oversimplifies a little. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is expected to announce on 27 August that the

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The rebirth of Britain’s inner cities, mapped

Demographics Britain Liverpool city centre. Image: Open Street Map. In 1999, the Richard Rogers’ landmark Urban Task Force report set the agenda for inner-city densification and brownfield regeneration in the UK. Since then, we’ve seen significant economic and demographic change in the

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We Bet You Don’t Know Why the Indian Census Was Created

This post is the first post in our Decoding Open Data series. The foundation of this series is our slideshare, which examines the open dataset and provides key insights and analytics about the 2011 Census.  Decoding Open Data: 2011 Indian

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We Bet You Don’t Know Why the Indian Census Was Created

This post is the first post in our Decoding Open Data series. The foundation of this series is our slideshare, which examines the open dataset and provides key insights and analytics about the 2011 Census.  Decoding Open Data: 2011 Indian

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