This is a slightly edited version of a post originally published on DATA.GOV.UK In my previous post I argued that a combination of ‘chance’ and open data can lead to good stuff happening. I supplied a few examples, and also …

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The Visualisation Suite at STFC’s Hartree Centre (Credit: STFC)

5 September 2015 – UK start-up company, KnowNow Information Ltd, is revolutionising how UK emergency services can plan for, and respond to, extreme weather conditions, to help save lives and millions of pounds. Using Big Data and the UK’s most …

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Imagine if you could predict the next major flood, days before it actually happens, even down to the exact location where it’s going to take place. Armed with that sort of knowledge: emergency services could plan ahead, arranging for extra …

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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 …

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David Patterson presenting WUDOWUD at British APCO’s Autumn event “Whether You Do Or Weather You Don’t” (WUDOWUD) is an initiative that came about as a direct result of BlueLightCamp, which was this year held in Hampshire. WUDOWUD seeks to correlate …

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