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Open data portal presentation by Mark Newman (Bristol City Council)

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This presentation was made by Mark Newman of Bristol City Council's GIS Team to the Bristol B-Open project steering group

This presentation was made by Mark Newman of Bristol City Council's GIS Team to the Bristol B-Open project steering group

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  • The new governing coalition has pledged to continue improving access to government-held data as part of its 'Big Society' initiative. It says it will increase access to government-held data "through a 'new right to data' for citizens to ensure government data is published". The government also said, "We will ensure that all data published by public bodies is published in an open and standardised format, so that it can be used easily and with minimal cost by third parties.“ Specific proposals include; Require  all public bodies to publish job titles on line of every member of staff. All councils to publish meeting minutes and local service and performance data. All councils to publish items of spending above £500 and to publish contracts and tender documents in full. The aim is for Bristol City Council to follow the model set by authorities such as Lichfield, London and Kent to create its own open data portal.
  • Business Benefits Data - Reinforcing our efforts to resolve data and information issues - Enabling mash-ups of disparate sources of information to create new ways of looking at information - Reducing workload in areas like Freedom of Information (FOI), and Public Relations Engagement - Transparency for the public - Enhancing public communications - Improving service delivery and enabling citizens to self-serve - Contributing towards new ways of running public services Innovation - Improving external contribution to BCC - Enabling 3rd sector organisations or individuals to develop applications aggregating data across organisational boundaries
  • Engage options that can be added included; Blog to encourage discussion, input and open debate Links to social media Suggestions for data and uses
  • Examples of engagement already being used in Bristol include; http://www.itsmybristol.org/ http://www.connectingbristol.org/ http://askbristol.wordpress.com Innovation options that can be added included; The results of the Real Time Data - Creative Visualisation project Results from the Data Innovation Sandbox project Feedback from data users Examples of Bristol data already being used innovatively include; http://bristolstreets.co.uk/ http://profiles.bristol.gov.uk/
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    • 1. Bristol Open Data Portal Project B-Open
    • 2. Background 'Big Society' initiative 'new right to data' for citizens "We will ensure that all data published by public bodies is published in an open and standardised format…..” New Governing Coalition
    • 3. Desired Outcomes
      • Make it easier for the council to share it’s information
      • Promote transparency and increase public and neighbourhood engagement
      • Encourages innovative projects that boost the city's digital economy and enhances the external reputation
    • 4. Good Examples - London Datastore Homepage Key Word Search RSS Feeds Easy Navigation List of most Latest & Popular Datasets Links to social media Dataset Request Tool Blog Examples of Visualisations Inspirational Uses Page
    • 5. Good Examples - London Datastore Data page Tags Data Title Consistent Navigation Data Description Metadata including links to download data User Rating Tags
    • 6. Good Examples Kent County Council – Pic and Mix
      • Innovative uses of data
      Featured data uses Keyword Search
    • 7. Bringing it all together – Home Page
    • 8. Bringing it all together - Data Page
    • 9. Bringing it all together - Inspirational Uses Page