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“Does your data flow like petrol in an engine?” in Swirrl’s Blog

At our recent Data-Driven Decisions event Steve Peters, DCLG’s Open Data Strategist, spoke about his vision for getting data to stick; for… Continue reading on Swirrl’s Blog »

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statistics.gov.scot launched

We’re delighted to launch statistics.gov.scot today. statistics.gov.scot is a new site for publishing the data behind our official statistics in Scotland. You can access data by theme, organisation or geography. You can also search for datasets, places or enter your

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Surrey County Council launch linked open data platform

We’re pleased to announce the recent launch of Surrey Open Data – a pilot open data site we’ve been working on with Surrey County Council. The first phase of the project addresses the Local Government Transparency Code. We’re now busy

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New Deprivation Data and Apps for OpenDataCommunities

At the end of September, DCLG published the new 2015 Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) on the PublishMyData-powered OpenDataCommunities.org. This is one of the most widely used government datasets, so we’re really excited to help make it available in a

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Open Data Camp UK v2.0

Open Data Camp UK have published one of my posts telling you a bit about our sponsorship of the upcoming Open Data Camp in Manchester. The second camp of the year; it’ll be held on the 10-11 October at The

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Open Data Innovator Stories

Back in the spring we hosted Local Open Data: Reaping the Benefits – a day devoted to raising awareness of the good stuff going on with open data at a local level. Now, with Open Data Camp coming to Manchester

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Platform upgrade for Open Data Communities

We have recently updated the software behind the Open Data Communities service, to use PublishMyData version 2.5. Users of the data might not notice much difference! The datasets and the main ways of accessing them are the same, though you’ll

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Swirrl: We’re delighted to support ODCamp again

Open Data Camp v2.0 is coming to Manchester in October and we’re happy to say we’ll be sponsoring it once more!  Just like the first Open Data Camp, it’s devoted to all things Open Data over two days and is

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Scottish Statistics Beta – over 1 billion Scottish facts!

We’re happy to say that the new Scottish Statistics website is now publicly available! Currently in beta, it’ll eventually be the official home of Scottish Statistics on the web, replacing the existing Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics. It is our largest site

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5 tips for Open Data at a local level

Tuesday was our Local Open Data event. We had great speakers; fab attendees and lots of discussion about the good stuff going on with Open Data from Inverness to Hampshire. We learnt loads, but here’s a selection of the top

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