2011 and Beyond<br />Alan Lewis<br />SASPAC Project Officer<br />Intelligence Unit<br />Greater London Authority<br />BURI...
Overview<br />What is SASPAC?<br />Who uses it and why?<br />What SASPAC users want in 2011<br />SASPAC’s 2011 preparation...
What is SASPAC?<br />Software application to interrogate and access Census data<br />Owned by the Local Government Associa...
What is SASPAC?<br />A 30-year success story!<br />1991<br />1981<br />2001<br />2011<br />
What is SASPAC?<br />A 30-year success story!<br /><ul><li> 1981 Census SAS
 mainframe application
 Durham/Edinburgh University
 LAMSAC
 150 members</li></ul>1981<br />1991<br />2001<br />2011<br />
What is SASPAC?<br />A 30-year success story!<br /><ul><li> 1981 Census SAS
 mainframe application
 Durham/Edinburgh University
 LAMSAC
 150 members
 1991 Census LBS/SAS
 PC & mainframe application
 London Research Centre
 320 members</li></ul>1991<br />1981<br />2001<br />2011<br />
What is SASPAC?<br />A 30-year success story!<br /><ul><li> 1981 Census SAS
 mainframe application
 Durham/Edinburgh University
 LAMSAC
 150 members
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SASPAC 2011 and beyond - BURISA Conference 13.05.11

  1. 1. 2011 and Beyond<br />Alan Lewis<br />SASPAC Project Officer<br />Intelligence Unit<br />Greater London Authority<br />BURISA – Census 2011 and Beyond: Essential User Guide<br />13th May 2011<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />What is SASPAC?<br />Who uses it and why?<br />What SASPAC users want in 2011<br />SASPAC’s 2011 preparations<br />2011 and beyond?<br />
  3. 3. What is SASPAC?<br />Software application to interrogate and access Census data<br />Owned by the Local Government Association<br />Managed/developed on behalf of LGA and users by the Greater London Authority (GLA)<br />“Not for Profit” - owned and managed by the Public Sector<br />
  4. 4. What is SASPAC?<br />A 30-year success story!<br />1991<br />1981<br />2001<br />2011<br />
  5. 5. What is SASPAC?<br />A 30-year success story!<br /><ul><li> 1981 Census SAS
  6. 6. mainframe application
  7. 7. Durham/Edinburgh University
  8. 8. LAMSAC
  9. 9. 150 members</li></ul>1981<br />1991<br />2001<br />2011<br />
  10. 10. What is SASPAC?<br />A 30-year success story!<br /><ul><li> 1981 Census SAS
  11. 11. mainframe application
  12. 12. Durham/Edinburgh University
  13. 13. LAMSAC
  14. 14. 150 members
  15. 15. 1991 Census LBS/SAS
  16. 16. PC & mainframe application
  17. 17. London Research Centre
  18. 18. 320 members</li></ul>1991<br />1981<br />2001<br />2011<br />
  19. 19. What is SASPAC?<br />A 30-year success story!<br /><ul><li> 1981 Census SAS
  20. 20. mainframe application
  21. 21. Durham/Edinburgh University
  22. 22. LAMSAC
  23. 23. 150 members
  24. 24. 2001 Census outputs
  25. 25. Windows application
  26. 26. Origin/Destination data
  27. 27. GIS/Web Publishing
  28. 28. 390 members
  29. 29. 1991 Census LBS/SAS
  30. 30. PC & mainframe application
  31. 31. London Research Centre
  32. 32. 320 members</li></ul>2001<br />1981<br />1991<br />2011<br />
  33. 33. What is SASPAC?<br />A 30-year success story!<br /><ul><li>2011 Census outputs
  34. 34. new interface
  35. 35. on/off-line modes
  36. 36. ‘Lite’ /’Pro’ versions
  37. 37. more than just Census
  38. 38. 1981 Census SAS
  39. 39. mainframe application
  40. 40. Durham/Edinburgh University
  41. 41. LAMSAC
  42. 42. 150 members
  43. 43. 2001 Census outputs
  44. 44. Windows application
  45. 45. Origin/Destination data
  46. 46. GIS/Web Publishing
  47. 47. 390 members
  48. 48. 1991 Census LBS/SAS
  49. 49. PC & mainframe application
  50. 50. London Research Centre
  51. 51. 320 members</li></ul>2011<br />1981<br />1991<br />2001<br />
  52. 52. Who uses it and why?<br />Peak membership following 2001 was almost 400 organisations<br />Users include: local, central and regional government, health sector, academia, Census Offices, private sector<br />Helpdesk provides SASPAC and Census support/advice<br />Access to wide range of Census outputs <br />Value for money: organisation-wide licence <br />
  53. 53. Tools<br />Data<br /><ul><li> UK-wide census offices
  54. 54. Origin/destination
  55. 55. Commissioned tables
  56. 56. 1971 to 1991 censuses
  57. 57. MYE/IMD/NeSS
  58. 58. users’ local data
  59. 59. rich metadata searching/browsing
  60. 60. manipulation/querying
  61. 61. custom geographies
  62. 62. area profiling
  63. 63. xls, csv, xml export</li></ul>Services<br />Function<br />Who uses it and why?<br /><ul><li> training
  64. 64. helpdesk support
  65. 65. data processing & distribution
  66. 66. documentation
  67. 67. represent user interests
  68. 68. HTML
  69. 69. Integrated GIS
  70. 70. Web Publishing
  71. 71. Google Maps/Earth integration
  72. 72. NDE Wizard</li></ul>SASPAC’s USPs<br />
  73. 73. What SASPAC users want in 2011?<br />Our user survey said…<br />access to wide range of data (not just Census)<br />new and improved interface<br />data searching, browsing and variable/table outputs<br />variety of export formats (.xls, .html, .xml, .del, + others)<br />
  74. 74. What SASPAC users want in 2011?<br />Our user survey said…<br />command line syntax (macro language)<br />custom tools (e.g. geography, variables, local data)<br />improved metadata integration <br />simplified data storage<br />continued helpdesk support/advice <br />
  75. 75. data distribution world has changed since 2003!<br />drive to make more data open and accessible<br />lots more data becoming available online:<br />2011 Preparations<br />
  76. 76. Census Offices will:<br />“provide a query management interface (an Application Programming Interface or API) which external partners can use to access the various forms of ONS data in a backend data store”<br />(2011 Census Output Strategy, December 2009)<br />Allowing SASPAC to:<br /> access Census data as soon as it’s published<br /> improve error tracking/management<br /> improve metadata integration<br /> more than just Census data<br />2011 Preparations<br />
  77. 77. 2011 Preparations<br />SASPAC is a Partner working with ONS, NOMIS and Manchester University to help develop the 2011 Census API<br />began in early 2010 and an ‘alpha’ version made available to Partners in December (using 2001 test data)<br />SASPAC developed a demo application that combined the Census and NeSS API and published this using IA and OS API.<br />
  78. 78. 2011 Preparations<br />SASPAC’s demonstration app:<br />SASPAC Outputs<br />SASPAC <br />Web Services Wizard<br />Census Data <br />Source<br />Excel<br />Census API<br />Web Publishing<br />NeSS API<br />Mapping<br />
  79. 79. 2011 Preparations<br />SASPAC’s demonstration app:<br />SASPAC Outputs<br />SASPAC <br />Web Services Wizard<br />Census Data <br />Source<br />Excel<br />Census API<br />Web Publishing<br />NeSS API<br />Mapping<br />
  80. 80. 2011 Preparations<br /><ul><li>SASPAC is a Partner working with ONS, NOMIS and Manchester University to help develop the 2011 Census API
  81. 81. began in early 2010 and an ‘alpha’ version made available to Partners in December (using 2001 test data)
  82. 82. SASPAC produced a development application that combined the Census and NeSS API and published this using IA and OS API.
  83. 83. Programme of development underway and will continue as API develops until Census is published</li></li></ul><li>SASPAC’s next 12 months:<br />more prototyping (Framework in place)<br />user involvement (testing, workshops, SAP)<br />KHub ‘data and app store’ <br />July 2012 – SASPAC 2011 released with first Census outputs<br />2011 Preparations<br />
  84. 84. 2011 and Beyond<br />SASPAC 2011:<br />New interface<br />‘Lite’ and ‘Pro’ version<br />On/offline access <br />Continued helpdesk support/training<br />
  85. 85. 2011 and Beyond<br />SASPAC 2011:<br />More data (APIs, bulk and user)<br />SASPAC API and URI feeds<br />Online user forum/community<br />Retain and strengthen USPs<br />
  86. 86. 2011 and Beyond<br />Beyond 2011…?<br />SASPAC Outputs<br />SASPAC <br />Web Services Wizard<br />Census Data <br />Sources<br />
  87. 87. Thank you <br />and <br />questions?<br />Contact:<br />020 7983 4348<br />info@saspac.org<br />www.saspac.org<br />

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