This week we launched the beta version of our linked open data platform for testing. More information is available on our blog and we’re really keen to receive feedback. Confused by SPARQL I’m trying to learn more about linked open …

Statistics Beta launched – fun with SPARQL Read more »

Did you know that you can extract information held on Wikipedia in a dataset? DBpedia makes it all possible. I wondered if I could write a query to extract details of disused stations in Scotland and map them. About DBpedia …

SPARQL and Shine Read more »

I found Emily Bennett’s excellent tutorials on the Google maps API and her Portsmouth History site and decided I had to try doing something similar. So I went to the National Libraries of Scotland (NLS) website to get some old maps …

NLS Historic Maps API Read more »

We’re seeking to open up the data behind Scottish Official Statistics. By making the data easier to use and access we hope that people will use it in innovative ways to generate new insights, and greater impact of data and …

Opening up our data Read more »

So here is my first post. I’m a statistician in the Office of the Chief Statistician and Performance in The Scottish Government. A big part of my role involves helping and supporting colleagues to communicate their analysis in effective ways. …

About time I got myself a blog Read more »