Tag: The Data Donkey

Statistics Beta launched – fun with SPARQL

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

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SPARQL and Shine

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

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NLS Historic Maps API

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

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Opening up our data

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

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About time I got myself a blog

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.

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