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Open Data & Local Authorities, Paul Maltby, Nov 2014


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Open Data & Local Authorities, Paul Maltby-Director of Open Data and Government Innovation.
Presented on the 27th of November 2014 to the "Why is open data important for Cambridgeshire" workshop.

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Open Data & Local Authorities, Paul Maltby, Nov 2014

  1. 1. Open Data & Local Authorities Paul Maltby Director of Open Data and Government Innovation @_OpenP
  2. 2. At national level we have 3 aims for open data • Economic growth derived from data-led businesses • Accountability of government to citizens • Better Public Services Deloitte 2013: £1.8bn direct economic benefits in UK... and growing
  3. 3. Government data as a raw material the government data portal has over 15000 open datasets and information on a further 4080 unpublished datasets
  4. 4. How are Local Authorities already taking advantage of Open Data?
  5. 5. Saving money Improving policy and operations Enabling cross-service collaboration Connecting to citizens Developing local businesses
  6. 6. Saving money Cutting procurement costs Publishing spend data at a local level has created a market for start-ups such as Spend Network to create price transparency and drive up competitiveness Councils like Norfolk CC have used open spend data to improve their procurement strategy, driving down costs for the Local Authority
  7. 7. Saving money Route Planning Tools Local Authorities are exploiting openly available mapping technology to improve quality and cost of waste collection, achieve better procurement and develop more efficient service partnerships East Northamptonshire Council saved £200,000 annually RouteSmart
  8. 8. Improving policy and operations .
  9. 9. Improving policy and operations Interactive Fire Brigade incident reporting dashboard Data can be filtered by response time or incident time Incident Time (h) There are also filters for incident type, property type All data can be viewed and filtered on either a map or a graph which allows for trends to be easily seen Individual boroughs or wards can be selected and there is also an option to view information about individual incidents
  10. 10. Cross-service collaboration Leeds are using open data from different public services to make wiser collective choices about cost reductions: eg helping the cultural sector deal with financial challenges
  11. 11. Cross-service collaboration Across Greater Manchester Local Authorities are taking data collaboration a step further by using common data standards to produce linked data. This enables research and applications across the city region, including finding recycling centres, and investigating planning applications Greater Manchester Data Synchronisation Project
  12. 12. Connecting to citizens Fixmystreet provides a well-known feedback loop for local services by allowing people to report issues
  13. 13. Connecting to citizens Travel information Real time public transport and car parking space information is becoming ubiquitous. Companies like Transport API are supporting next generation services, like the overlay of social media data
  14. 14. Connecting to citizens Glasgow’s Active Travel initiative will show how technology can help make the city more cyclist friendly People will be encouraged to use a smartphone app to help collect information which will pave the way for infrastructure improvements
  15. 15. Connecting to citizens Leeds City Dashboard provides customisable widgets with real time information about the city from transport issues and weather, through to sports news and shopping centre footfall figures
  16. 16. Connecting to citizens Hampshire Hub provides the data and support network enabling the creation of applications such as Weather you do or Weather You Don’t (WUDOWUD) to help map and predict the impact of extreme weather
  17. 17. Developing local businesses Helping retail business Glasgow is working with private companies to open up footfall data from public and private sources which can be used alongside city travel patterns to help develop the city-centre economy At a national level major users of open data are retail, financial services companies
  18. 18. Developing local businesses Growing data start-ups ODI Leeds is providing a space for new tech start-ups and a space to bring together the City’s data community, helping position the city as a centre of new data expertise Some of the economic and civic value of open data is hard to predict
  19. 19. Support to open up data ● Cabinet Office Release of Data Fund £4m, 30 projects ● Free open data training for public servants ● Open Data Challenge Series (ODI and NESTA) ● LGA Local Breakthrough Fund ● Dept for Business Central Breakthrough Fund