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LG Inform Plus Learning Day Training Session

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A pre-recorded series of screen image dumps simulating the interactive training day on the LG Inform Plus information management system used in Local Government

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LG Inform Plus Learning Day Training Session

  1. 1. Tim Adams: Programme Manager rev: April 2016 LG Inform Plus A series of images to simulate the interactive training days run in 2016
  2. 2. Objectives for the session • Explain the background and vision • Demonstrate the new product • Encourage you to use it: – to adopt the standards in your own organisation – for viewing prep-prepared material – tailoring and building your own material – sharing the information by a variety of channels
  3. 3. Agenda – 1 (the building blocks) • Background / objectives / take-up • The Landing Page • Tools & content available • Information Sharing Standards • Context & performance reporting with drilldown
  4. 4. Agenda – 2 (Light touch use) • Small Area Reporting - simple components • Public small area reports • Small area geographies • Creating and using natural neighbourhoods
  5. 5. Agenda – 3 (Report authoring) • Entering report edit mode • Adding simple components • Adding simple text narratives • Adding fixed text tokens • Adding relative text tokens
  6. 6. Agenda – 4 (Other tools) • Direct data feed via an API – application programmable interface) • Records retention guidance tool • Powers & Duties guidance tool • Open data tools • Conclusions & other questions
  7. 7. Agenda – 1 (the building blocks) • Background / objectives / take-up • The Landing Page • Tools & content available • Information Sharing Standards • Context & performance reporting with drilldown
  8. 8. Why have we done this? • Severe financial pressures – Productivity through deconstruction of performance – More sophisticated techniques than the past • Dismantling of previous infrastructures – the demise of the Audit Commission – sector move to self regulation & re-wiring public services – look at industry standards and methods – offer coordinated facilitation not an imposition • Transparency Agenda – legislation advancing on public right of access to data – reduce freedom of information work loads – how do we make data transparent?
  9. 9. Information Management • Based upon the esd-toolkit programme which first appeared in 2001 • Sector-led creation of information sharing standards to aid knowledge creation and data sharing • Local Government Business Model sets out the semantics • Open Data inventories, schemas and validation tools promote easier data publication • Performance and context reporting tools • Direct data feed via an Application Interface (API) • Records management tools linked to legislation @LGInformPlus
  10. 10. Self financing – subscriptions led • Four subscriptions bands based upon organisation size: – Large Councils - £2260pa – Counties, large unitaries, mets – Medium Councils - £1450pa – Medium unitaries, mets – Small Councils - £735pa - Districts – Fire Authorities - £525pa • This funds: – Online services and resources – Core small programme team and support service – Events and engagement – New developments – Information standards @LGInformPlus
  11. 11. Agenda – 1 (the building blocks) • Background / objectives / take-up • The Landing Page • Tools & content available • Information Sharing Standards • Context & performance reporting with drilldown
  12. 12. http://www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus http://www.esd.org.uk http://www.slideshare.net/LGInformPlus/lg- inform-plus-learning-day
  13. 13. local.gov.uk/lginformplus
  14. 14. Agenda – 1 (the building blocks) • Background / objectives / take-up • The Landing Page • Tools & content available • Information Sharing Standards • Context & performance reporting with drilldown
  15. 15. standards.esd.org.uk
  16. 16. esd-standards: http://standards.esd.org.uk
  17. 17. esd-standards: Functions List
  18. 18. esd-standards: Functions List
  19. 19. esd-standards: drill down to service
  20. 20. See links to other controlled lists
  21. 21. Metrics related to Functions
  22. 22. esd-standards: “care” related metrics
  23. 23. esd-standards: http://standards.esd.org.uk
  24. 24. esd-standards: links to available tools
  25. 25. Invoke LG Inform large area reporting
  26. 26. Invoke LG inform Plus small area report
  27. 27. Agenda – 1 (the building blocks) • Background / objectives / take-up • The Landing Page • Tools & content available • Information Sharing Standards • Context & performance reporting with drilldown
  28. 28. local.gov.uk/lginform
  29. 29. Practice break. light small area metrics • Look at the standards pages and small area metric-types • Try downloading the list into a spreadsheet • Choose a metric of interest and look at what tools are available • Create and download a map, chart or table, download it and (if you can) paste it into a MS Word document – REMEMBER TO SIGN IN • Try an LG Inform report and see if you can drilldown – remember to choose a small area metric
  30. 30. Agenda – 2 (Light touch use) • Small Area Reporting - simple components • Public small area reports • Small area geographies • Creating and using natural neighbourhoods
  31. 31. Public Access view (signed out) reports.esd.org.uk
  32. 32. Signed in view
  33. 33. Column Sort
  34. 34. Signed in view
  35. 35. single metric makes intensity map collection makes predominance map
  36. 36. Very narrow & very tall
  37. 37. Practice break. More complex bars • Practise with any of the features we have covered OR • Produce a sorted bar chart of vertical bars for the top 30 wards in you area plotting obesity in adults against binge drinking in adults • Is there a correlation? Are there any wards that break the trend? • If you can place this component graphic into MS Word
  38. 38. Agenda – 2 (Light touch use) • Small Area Reporting - simple components • Public small area reports • Small area geographies • Creating and using natural neighbourhoods
  39. 39. Signed- in Access view
  40. 40. http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/health-and-wellbeing- boards/-/journal_content/56/10180/6111055/ARTICLE
  41. 41. Practice break. Public Reports • Practise with any of the features we have covered OR • Find and view some public reports for your area of interest. • Create a pdf version or a word version (via rtf) • Look at different areas or different wards
  42. 42. Agenda – 2 (Light touch use) • Small Area Reporting - simple components • Public small area reports • Small area geographies • Creating and using natural neighbourhoods
  43. 43. neighbourhoods.esd.org.uk
  44. 44. Ancestor Parent Child
  45. 45. Only the author can change it Characteristics of an area type Must be published to be in reports and allow area to be published.. Finalised means it won’t change. Unique resource identifier Parent area type(s) Child area type(s) Links to documents describe the type. Added by anyone Raw data
  46. 46. Only the author can change it Characteristics of an area Must be published to be in reports. Finalised means it won’t change. Unique resource identifier Precise and best fit child areas selected by type Links to documents describe the area. Added by anyone Raw data “Same as” link to official URI , if any
  47. 47. Exploring natural neighbourhoods • District of Huntingdonshire broken down by ward • Ward of St Ives East • District of Huntingdonshire broken down by parish • Country of England by Local authority overlaid with Region • NHS Region of South West broken down by CCG overlaid with Local authority • Shared service council of Breckland and South Holland broken down by local authority overlaid with Region • Neighbourhood plan area of Crystal Palace broken down by LSOA overlaid with local authority
  48. 48. Exploring reports • Local Authority of Huntingdonshire • Ward of St Ives East • Neighbourhood plan area of Crystal Palace • Local Authority of Huntingdonshire broken down by Ward • NHS Region of South West broken down by CCG • Shared services council of Breckland and South Holland broken down by Ward
  49. 49. Let’s create a natural neighbourhood • Council Area: BLACKPOOL • Subject: Tourist Impact Areas • Logic: All wards or output areas connecting with the beach area
  50. 50. Adding Points of Interest Amenities Service Incidents • A quick run through 11
  51. 51. Practice break. Neighbourhoods • Practise with any of the features we have covered by exploring results in either the Natural Neighbourhoods area or the Small Area Reporting Area of the system • If you create trial neighbourhoods that you will not use again, remember to delete them afterwards
  52. 52. Map – points of interest
  53. 53. Local Authority User’s View
  54. 54. Super User’s View
  55. 55. Amenities upload spreadsheet
  56. 56. Service Incidents upload spreadsheet
  57. 57. Practice break. Neighbourhoods/PoIs • Practise with any of the features we have covered OR • Try creating a natural neighbourhood area using an existing type for your area. OR • Try creating a simple map component and add some points of interest
  58. 58. Agenda – 3 (Report authoring) • Entering report edit mode • Adding simple components • Adding simple text narratives • Adding fixed text tokens • Adding relative text tokens
  59. 59. Save Create pdf Create rtf Get permanent link Add text Add table Add bar Add map Add pie Add location map Edit title&c Home page Edit Mode cursor hover
  60. 60. STOP EDIT RETURNS TO “SAFE” MODE ENTER “EDIT” MODE
  61. 61. Agenda – 3 (Report authoring) • Entering report edit mode • Adding simple components • Adding simple text narratives • Adding fixed text tokens • Adding relative text tokens
  62. 62. Lets move legend to the left side
  63. 63. Practice break. Basic report creation • Practise with any of the features we have covered OR • Start up a new report of your own. • How about adding a bar chart of Life expectancy at birth for males and then for females? • A pie chart of household tenure? • A map of population by ward?
  64. 64. Agenda – 3 (Report authoring) • Entering report edit mode • Adding simple components • Adding simple text narratives • Adding fixed text tokens • Adding relative text tokens
  65. 65. A simple text narrative GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION Here is a breakdown of Pendle giving the area, population size and gender split of each Ward. The total area of Pendle District is 16,936 hectares. The Ward with the largest area is Boulsworth, representing 25.88% of all Wards in the District. The most densely populated Ward is Walverden with 55.80 persons per hectare, the least densely populated Ward is Higham and Pendleside with 0.60 persons per hectare. @LGInformPlus http://bit.ly/1FqNaAS
  66. 66. A simple text narrative GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION Here is a breakdown of Pendle giving the area, population size and gender split of each Ward. The total area of Pendle District is 16,936 hectares. The Ward with the largest area is Boulsworth, representing 25.88% of all Wards in the District. The most densely populated Ward is Walverden with 55.80 persons per hectare, the least densely populated Ward is Higham and Pendleside with 0.60 persons per hectare. @LGInformPlus http://bit.ly/1FqNaAS
  67. 67. A simple text narrative GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION Here is a breakdown of Pendle giving the area, population size and gender split of each Ward. The total area of Pendle District is 16,936 hectares. The Ward with the largest area is Boulsworth, representing 25.88% of all Wards in the District. The most densely populated Ward is Walverden with 55.80 persons per hectare, the least densely populated Ward is Higham and Pendleside with 0.60 persons per hectare. @LGInformPlus http://bit.ly/1FqNaAS
  68. 68. Types of text token
  69. 69. Practice break. Text Tokens • Practise with any of the features we have covered OR • Start up a new report of your own OR • Make a copy of the shared report and try creating text tokens http://bit.ly/1FqNaAS
  70. 70. Text token Text Token User Guide
  71. 71. Agenda – 4 (Other tools) • Direct data feed via an API – application programmable interface) • Records retention guidance tool • Powers & Duties guidance tool • Open data tools • Conclusions & other questions
  72. 72. LG Inform / LG Inform Plus The technical environment LA indicator data Centrally gathered indicator data esd-toolkit Intermediate database Indicator (validated original and derived) data Indicator data for validation Other esd and 3rd party licensed data 3rd party app 3rd party app 3rd party app ONS Open data Open Linked Data esd- standards spend projects data.gov.uk legislation.gov.uk Ordnance Survey Web Service methods Ontology Original data Public data used by Inform Data optimised for Inform KHub desktop inform App Inform user settings KHub Upload Dow nload
  73. 73. http://stark-fortress-7714.herokuapp.com/
  74. 74. http://stark-fortress-7714.herokuapp.com/
  75. 75. http://stark-fortress-7714.herokuapp.com/
  76. 76. https://www.go-on.co.uk/get-involved/go-uk- heatmap/
  77. 77. api.esd.org.uk
  78. 78. All LA Types in JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)
  79. 79. All MetricTypes
  80. 80. Agenda – 4 (Other tools) • Direct data feed via an API – application programmable interface) • Records retention guidance tool • Powers & Duties guidance tool • Open data tools • Conclusions & other questions
  81. 81. esd-standards • www.esd.org.uk - standards
  82. 82. What is the retention guidance? The records retention guidance is information that guides English councils on: •types of records that could be kept to comply with Section 12 of the Lord Chancellor’s Code of Practice on the management of records and to meet likely business needs •How long those records might be kept
  83. 83. Where can you find the guidance? Full guidance at http://retention.esd.org.uk/ or from the LG Inform Plus home page at: www.esd.org.uk Records Retention
  84. 84. Where can you find the guidance? For a single function or service via esd standards http://standards.esd.org.uk/ • Find the function or service you are interested in • Click on the ‘tools’ option • Choose the ‘records retention tool
  85. 85. Retention guidance • Looking at guidance online • Downloading guidance to create your own schedule • Guidance as open data • Getting help
  86. 86. Retention guidance - filter
  87. 87. Retention guidance - search
  88. 88. Retention guidance - detail
  89. 89. Retention guidance - download
  90. 90. Retention guidance - data
  91. 91. Retention guidance - help
  92. 92. Agenda – 4 (Other tools) • Direct data feed via an API – application programmable interface) • Records retention guidance tool • Powers & Duties guidance tool • Open data tools • Conclusions & other questions
  93. 93. What is ‘Powers and duties’? Powers and duties is a list of the things which legislation either: •Requires a local authority to do (duty) •Allows a local authority to do (power) The ‘powers and duties’ list was put together by esd in conjunction with Kent County Council legal services. At present it only refers to primary legislation (Acts of Parliament) and generally not secondary legislation (Statutory Instruments or SIs)
  94. 94. Where can you find powers and duties? List at: http://id.esd.org.uk/list/powers AndDuties Full guidance at http://retention.esd.org.uk/ or from the LG Inform Plus home page at: www.esd.org.uk Records Retention
  95. 95. Where can you find powers and duties? For a single function or service via esd standards http://standards.esd.org.uk/ • Find the function or service you are interested in • Click on the ‘tools’ option • Choose the ‘Powers and duties’ tool
  96. 96. Powers and duties - filter
  97. 97. Powers and duties - search
  98. 98. Powers and duties - detail
  99. 99. Powers and duties - download
  100. 100. Powers and duties - data
  101. 101. Powers and duties - help
  102. 102. Agenda – 4 (Other tools) • Direct data feed via an API – application programmable interface) • Records retention guidance tool • Powers & Duties guidance tool • Open data tools • Conclusions & other questions
  103. 103. Making local data useful • Councils need to be compare with one another • Innovators need to build apps cost-effectively Hence we offer standards for: • what we call things • format of open data @LGInformPlus
  104. 104. Overview of the infrastructure Functions Services Datasets Incentive scheme Inventory Schemas Aggregator Councils Areas Other... data.gov.uk O D I certificates NationalLocal harvest Neighbour hoods Classifications Data
  105. 105. Objectives of the infrastructure • Provide useful data – responding to common requests • Keep it as simple as possible for councils • Resolve fragmentation, inconsistency and discovery • Enable data users to accurately interpret data and aggregate it across councils Hampshire Durham Sevenoaks Leeds Craven Westminster Any council
  106. 106. LG Inform Plus: providing information management services www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus
  107. 107. LGA open data pages Pages at opendata.esd.org.uk help navigate local data Inventories • guidance on the format • see other councils’ inventories • download in CSV or XML • upload yours in XML • configure harvesting of yours Schemas • browse schemas used by councils • get guidance on specific schemas • see council datasets compliant with a schema • get data aggregated across all councils for a single schema Datasets • browse and search datasets uploaded and harvested Uniform Resource Identifiers • search URI sets used to classify data used in local government • add your own local alternative names for URIs
  108. 108. URI sets for classification and links Datasets Schemas Data items Define structureof Contain Local authorities Official geographies Neighbour- hoods Services grouped by function Other eg: • Planning categories • Entertainment types • Procurement classifications National mapping
  109. 109. Results, benefits, re-use LG Inventories LG Schemas Harvesters & Aggregators countrywide spreadsheets Apps – Great British Toilet Map
  110. 110. Exploring the role and content of the LGA open data resources Tim Adams Programme Manager (LGA) @DrTimAdams April/May 2016 www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus
  111. 111. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus LG Inform Plus: open data resources http://opendata.esd.org.uk/
  112. 112. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  113. 113. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  114. 114. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  115. 115. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  116. 116. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  117. 117. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  118. 118. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  119. 119. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  120. 120. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  121. 121. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  122. 122. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  123. 123. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  124. 124. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  125. 125. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  126. 126. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  127. 127. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  128. 128. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  129. 129. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  130. 130. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  131. 131. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus Public toilets in Barnsley
  132. 132. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  133. 133. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  134. 134. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus National file of public toilets
  135. 135. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus Aggregation of planning applications
  136. 136. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  137. 137. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  138. 138. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  139. 139. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  140. 140. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  141. 141. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  142. 142. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  143. 143. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  144. 144. www.local.gov.uk/lginformplus@LGInformPlus
  145. 145. Agenda – 4 (Other tools) • Direct data feed via an API – application programmable interface) • Records retention guidance tool • Powers & Duties guidance tool • Open data tools • Conclusions & other questions
  146. 146. LG Inform is…….. • ‘The LGA’s free data service which presents you with up-to-date published data about your local area and the performance of your council. • Whether you’re interested in scrutiny, a portfolio area or simply need an overview, LG Inform can help you review and compare performance with other authorities’.
  147. 147. Key Information – LG Inform • About us: www.local.gov.uk/about-lginform • LG Inform: www.lginform.local.gov.uk • Help and support: – Log-in assistance: lginform@esd.org.uk – Support: lginform@esd.org.uk – General enquiries: LGInform@local.gov.uk • LG Inform Knowledge Hub Group – https://khub.net/group/lginform
  148. 148. The carousel displays up to date news stories from the LGA

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