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Never mind the quality, just admire the pretty pictures

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Slides for a discussion on data quality and mashups at the ChrisMash Mashed Library event, 3 December 2011, Marlborough Arms

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Never mind the quality, just admire the pretty pictures

  1. 1. Never mind the quality, just admire the pretty pictures #ChrisMash, 3 rd December 2011 Karen Blakeman @karenblakeman [email_address] http://www.rba.co.uk/ This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
  2. 2. #uksnow Tweets - http://uksnowmap.com/ <ul><li>9.55 am 2 nd February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth & Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>hashtag #uksnow </li></ul><ul><li>Tweeters asked to include first half of post code and give the snowfall marks out of ten e.g. #uksnow RG4 3/10 </li></ul><ul><li>Potential quality issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>location of tweeters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>awareness of how to enter uksnow details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>uksnow boredom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>different perceptions of heaviness of snow </li></ul></ul>4 December 2011 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  3. 3. 5/10? 04/12/11 www.rba.co.uk http://www.flickr.com/photos/taivasalla/3082478203/
  4. 4. This combined with 5 yard visibility blizzard might just earn a 4/10 from me!! 04/12/11 www.rba.co.uk
  5. 5. #uksnow Map - UK Snow Twitter Mashup (updated & improved version) <ul><li>Taken at 8.49 am, Wednesday 1 st December 2010 </li></ul>04/12/11 www.rba.co.uk Guidance on how to assess heaviness of snow
  6. 6. http://www.livebus.org/reading/search/?q=Caversham 4 December 2011 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk It’s using the wrong bus timetable database
  7. 7. 04/12/11 www.rba.co.uk Caversham Liberation Front say SECEDE!!
  8. 8. http://traintimes.org.uk/map/tube/ 04/12/11 www.rba.co.uk
  9. 9. <ul><li>http://elgin.gov.uk/ </li></ul>04/12/11 www.rba.co.uk
  10. 10. 04/12/11 www.rba.co.uk When are road works not road works? When they are classified as Network Rail bridge works! http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbainfo/5911913498/ CC 3.0 Attribution Non-commercial
  11. 11. Who can we trust? <ul><li>An organisation that is authoritative </li></ul><ul><li>A data source that is trustworthy, accurate, reliable and we know to be true </li></ul>04/12/11 www.rba.co.uk http://www.noradsanta.org/
  12. 12. 04/12/11 www.rba.co.uk

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