Is Bristol shifting to more sustainable and eco-friendly modes of transport for the daily commute? The latest findings from the 2015 edition of the Quality of Life survey indicates so, with the data suggesting that Bristolians seem to have changed …

HOW DOES BRISTOL GO TO WORK? Read more »

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 …

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

Survey results going back to the 1940s will be released in the department’s latest contribution to the open data campaign   Data from the Family Food Survey is now in line to be made available for re-use as part of …

Defra to open up Family Food Survey data Read more »

Last night the Secretary of State for Environment, Elizabeth Truss, launched Great British Food a five year campaign celebrating British food in this country and around the world, tearing down outdated stereotypes about a bland British diet and showing off the …

Food, Glorious Food; Data, Marvellous Data! Read more »

Introduction Public trust in government is low — of the 43 industries tracked in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, only one ranks lower than the federal government in satisfaction levels.  Local government ranks a bit higher than the federal government, …

Customer-Driven Government Read more »

In 2005, California instituted a pilot program called ReadyReturn in which 50,000 taxpayers received an already-completed state tax return. The state compiled the returns based on data it already had from employers and banks. A survey of ReadyReturn participants found …

Automatic Benefits: Reducing Red Tape, Improving Lives Read more »

Libraries can evoke tired assumptions. It could be a stack of battered books and yesteryear movies; that odd odor of wilted pages and circa-1970s decor; or it could be a bout of stereotypes, like obsolete encyclopedias and ruler-snapping librarians. Whatever …

Data Reinvents Libraries for the 21st Century Read more »