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OS Open Data Masterclass
Ian Holt (@IanHolt)
Developer Programme Manager,
Ordnance Survey
November 2013
Agenda

@ianholt
#opendata

9.30 – Introduction
9.35 - OpenData presentation – Ian Holt, Developer Engagement Manager
10.0...
Open Data….
Empowers
Citizens
To Innovate
Empower….
More People
To Create More Services
More Easily
Introductions
•

@ianholt
#opendata

The Team
• Ian Holt
• Luke Hampson
• Jon Field
• Charlie Glynn

•

Today is all about...
@ianholt
#opendata

Global ‘Open’ movement
Open Source; Open Access; Open
Data; Open Innovation
• Governments opening up; ...
@ianholt
#opendata
@ianholt
#opendata

Legal Framework

“In order to unlock the potential of digital public sector information,
developers an...
@ianholt
#opendata

14955
@ianholt
#opendata

Citizen Driven Catalogues

(1) The Data Supermarkets ...
@ianholt
#opendata

• Guardian World Data Store
• A project to make data widely
available to everyone.
• Data Catalogue:
•...
@ianholt
#opendata

Data Catalogues
• Publicdata.eu
• A catalogue bringing together data from
right across Europe.
• A sin...
@ianholt
#opendata

Data Catalogues
• opendatasearch.org
• A meta search engine for open data.
• Sunlight Foundation’s Nat...
@ianholt
#opendata

(2) Specialist Independents
@ianholt
#opendata

Specialist Catalogues
Geo-specialists

@ianholt
#opendata
@ianholt
#opendata

(3) Foraging ... Searching for data
@ianholt
#opendata

GetTheData.org
@ianholt
#opendata

(4) Scrumping ... Screen-scrape the data
@ianholt
#opendata

ScraperWiki
@ianholt
#opendata

(5) Special Order
@ianholt
#opendata

WhatDoTheyKnow.com
@ianholt
#opendata

IsitOpenData.org
@ianholt
#opendata

(6) Research and Crowdsourcing
Sources of Open Data

@ianholt
#opendata
@ianholt
#opendata

UK Open Data – Local
Level
Local data that impacts most of
us more directly.
New items of Local govern...
@ianholt
#opendata

Challenges - Information
Overload
• Ever more extensive catalogues of
data that are being opened up.
•...
@ianholt
#opendata

Open Data is only the first step ...
@ianholt
#opendata

Build it and they will come

“There is no real guarantee of openness and transparency in the mere fact...
@ianholt
#opendata

Create incentives to use the
data
• Global competitions
• Create innovate software applications for
de...
@ianholt
“Opportunities: Government as a Platform”
#opendata
Government collects, validates and releases
Citizens reformat...
@ianholt
#opendata

GeoVation® runs challenges to address specific
needs within communities, which may be satisfied in
par...
GeoVation
6 challenges to date

@ianholt
#opendata
GeoVation – Camp
67 teams have attended a GeoVation Camp

Innovation = Problem x Solution x Execution

@ianholt
#opendata
@ianholt
#opendata

Challenge 4 GeoVation winner:
Community Payback Visibility App
Staffordshire and West Midland Probatio...
Challenge 5 GeoVation winner:
Real Food Wales – Mapkin.co.uk

@ianholt
#opendata

”.

Source: http://www.mapkin.co.uk/real...
Challenge 5 GeoVation winner:
MyTourTalk

”.

@ianholt
#opendata
@ianholt
#opendata
Challenge 6: How can we help British Business

improve environmental performance?
6 March to 1 May 2013...
Minecraft Map of Great Britain

@ianholt
#opendata
@ianholt
#opendata
@ianholt
#opendata

14955
data.gov.uk
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

14955 Datasets
691 Publishers
401 Ideas
152 Apps
104 Forum topics
94 Blog entries
44 Pages
20...
Open Government Licence (OGL)

@ianholt
#opendata

• In the past, licence variations were a significant barrier to
data re...
Data Formats and Frequency

@ianholt
#opendata

•

data.gov.uk is not a data store, it does not hold datasets but aim to
•...
Working with UK’s open geospatial data
•

•
•

@ianholt
#opendata

Locate open map and administrative datasets
from data.a...
@ianholt
#opendata

220
@ianholt
#opendata

460,000,000
@ianholt
#opendata

5,000
@ianholt
#opendata

99.9%
@ianholt
#opendata

27,000,000
@ianholt
#opendata

36,000
@ianholt
#opendata

547,772
@ianholt
#opendata

965,419
@ianholt
#opendata

25+
@ianholt
#opendata

04/2010
@ianholt
#opendata

All of April 2010 a range of Ordnance Survey mapping data
• AsChange…Encourage Open Innovation
availab...
What is OS OpenData?
•

•

Rasters
• OS Street View
• MiniScale
• 1: 250 000 Colour Raster
Vectors
• Meridian 2
• Strategi...
@ianholt
#opendata

11
@ianholt
#opendata

1,700,000
25
42,000
@ianholt
#opendata

Code-Point® Open
- Provides a precise geographic location for each postcode unit in Great Britain.
- C...
@ianholt
#opendata

Boundary–Line™
- a vector digital mapping product that is a complete set of local government
administr...
@ianholt
#opendata

600,000+
@ianholt
#opendata
@ianholt
#opendata
@ianholt
#opendata
@ianholt
#opendata
How do I get OS OpenData?

@ianholt
#opendata
Developer Licenses

@ianholt
#opendata
@ianholt
#opendata

Free is not always open
Open is not always free
Analysis is not always easy
Open Data is not always go...
@ianholt
#opendata
• Learn from each successes and failures
• Help innovation around open data
• Help data owners to publi...
Thank you and questions

@ianholt
#opendata
@ianholt
#opendata

Raw Data vs Data As A Service
@ianholt
#opendata

10,000+
What is OS OpenSpace?

@ianholt
#opendata

• It’s a free service that provides free access to mapping data
• Embed maps in...
@ianholt
#opendata

Available raster
• OS Street View
• OS Vector Map District
• 1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster
• 1:250 000 ...
@ianholt
#opendata

Available Vectors
• OS OpenSpace Boundaries
• Simplified version of Boundaryline
• GeoJSON
• 1:50 000 ...
@ianholt
#opendata

The Ordnance Survey API

API adds
controls for :
- Scale
- Zoom
- Pan

API controls:
- Data delivery
-...
OS OpenSpace community tools

@ianholt
#opendata
OpenSpace Examples

@ianholt
#opendata
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  1. 1. OS Open Data Masterclass Ian Holt (@IanHolt) Developer Programme Manager, Ordnance Survey November 2013
  2. 2. Agenda @ianholt #opendata 9.30 – Introduction 9.35 - OpenData presentation – Ian Holt, Developer Engagement Manager 10.00 – Introduction to OpenData Exercise 10.30 – OS OpenData exercises – based on a “Health and Wellbeing” theme 12.30 – Lunch 13.00 – Field Trip GB App 13.05 - Styling OS OpenData – A Cartography Masterclass 15.00 – OS OpenSpace introduction and exercises 16.30 - Close
  3. 3. Open Data…. Empowers Citizens To Innovate
  4. 4. Empower…. More People To Create More Services More Easily
  5. 5. Introductions • @ianholt #opendata The Team • Ian Holt • Luke Hampson • Jon Field • Charlie Glynn • Today is all about: • Hands-on use of Open Data. • Appreciating the role geography can play in using Open Data. • Meeting and learning from each other.
  6. 6. @ianholt #opendata Global ‘Open’ movement Open Source; Open Access; Open Data; Open Innovation • Governments opening up; transparency and accountability; better value in public services; opportunities to realise significant economic benefits • Internet business models based on ‘free’ and ‘open’ • Open systems are interoperable • Open access publishing is anti-publisher monopoly
  7. 7. @ianholt #opendata
  8. 8. @ianholt #opendata Legal Framework “In order to unlock the potential of digital public sector information, developers and other prospective users must be able to find datasets they are interested in reusing” Sources of Open Data… Sources based on information from Open Data Cookbook 2010
  9. 9. @ianholt #opendata 14955
  10. 10. @ianholt #opendata Citizen Driven Catalogues (1) The Data Supermarkets ...
  11. 11. @ianholt #opendata • Guardian World Data Store • A project to make data widely available to everyone. • Data Catalogue: • Search government data sites • Ranking datasets • Collect similar datasets together from around the world. • Browse all datasets by each country • API available
  12. 12. @ianholt #opendata Data Catalogues • Publicdata.eu • A catalogue bringing together data from right across Europe. • A single point of access to open, freely reusable datasets. • Search, query, process, cache and perform other automated tasks. • Co-production
  13. 13. @ianholt #opendata Data Catalogues • opendatasearch.org • A meta search engine for open data. • Sunlight Foundation’s National Data Catalog (and with it a large number of US-based data sources), the World Bank data catalogue and Sweden’s DCatenabled OpenGov.se • Degree of interoperability between different data catalogues.
  14. 14. @ianholt #opendata (2) Specialist Independents
  15. 15. @ianholt #opendata Specialist Catalogues
  16. 16. Geo-specialists @ianholt #opendata
  17. 17. @ianholt #opendata (3) Foraging ... Searching for data
  18. 18. @ianholt #opendata GetTheData.org
  19. 19. @ianholt #opendata (4) Scrumping ... Screen-scrape the data
  20. 20. @ianholt #opendata ScraperWiki
  21. 21. @ianholt #opendata (5) Special Order
  22. 22. @ianholt #opendata WhatDoTheyKnow.com
  23. 23. @ianholt #opendata IsitOpenData.org
  24. 24. @ianholt #opendata (6) Research and Crowdsourcing
  25. 25. Sources of Open Data @ianholt #opendata
  26. 26. @ianholt #opendata UK Open Data – Local Level Local data that impacts most of us more directly. New items of Local government spending over £500 – council by council from Jan 2011. Openly Local is a new project to develop an open and unified way of accessing Local Government information.
  27. 27. @ianholt #opendata Challenges - Information Overload • Ever more extensive catalogues of data that are being opened up. • A meta search engine for open data: opendatasearch.org • A simple and unified search interface to all the catalogues contained
  28. 28. @ianholt #opendata Open Data is only the first step ...
  29. 29. @ianholt #opendata Build it and they will come “There is no real guarantee of openness and transparency in the mere fact that some data are or became, somehow, available to the general public”
  30. 30. @ianholt #opendata Create incentives to use the data • Global competitions • Create innovate software applications for development using WB data. • Aim is to bring together software developers and development practitioners. • Cash prizes available
  31. 31. @ianholt “Opportunities: Government as a Platform” #opendata Government collects, validates and releases Citizens reformat, add value and create services
  32. 32. @ianholt #opendata GeoVation® runs challenges to address specific needs within communities, which may be satisfied in part through the use of geography. geography www.geovation.org.uk Innovation challenges from Ordnance Survey
  33. 33. GeoVation 6 challenges to date @ianholt #opendata
  34. 34. GeoVation – Camp 67 teams have attended a GeoVation Camp Innovation = Problem x Solution x Execution @ianholt #opendata
  35. 35. @ianholt #opendata Challenge 4 GeoVation winner: Community Payback Visibility App Staffordshire and West Midland Probation Trust An app to help public nominate sites for Community Payback projects
  36. 36. Challenge 5 GeoVation winner: Real Food Wales – Mapkin.co.uk @ianholt #opendata ”. Source: http://www.mapkin.co.uk/realfoodwales
  37. 37. Challenge 5 GeoVation winner: MyTourTalk ”. @ianholt #opendata
  38. 38. @ianholt #opendata Challenge 6: How can we help British Business improve environmental performance? 6 March to 1 May 2013 260 registered 47 ideas 10 invited to GeoVation Camp - 21 -23 June 4 winners – share £101K in funding to get started. Carbon Prophet Geocraft Element Green Recycling Streetkleen
  39. 39. Minecraft Map of Great Britain @ianholt #opendata
  40. 40. @ianholt #opendata
  41. 41. @ianholt #opendata 14955
  42. 42. data.gov.uk • • • • • • • • 14955 Datasets 691 Publishers 401 Ideas 152 Apps 104 Forum topics 94 Blog entries 44 Pages 208 Data requests @ianholt #opendata
  43. 43. Open Government Licence (OGL) @ianholt #opendata • In the past, licence variations were a significant barrier to data re-publication - the lowest common denominator • The existing Click-Use Licence for central government ("Crown") works is now being replaced by the OGL which is based on the world-leading Creative Commons family of licences • OGL allows anyone - businesses, individuals, charities and community groups - to re-use public sector information without having to pay or get permission
  44. 44. Data Formats and Frequency @ianholt #opendata • data.gov.uk is not a data store, it does not hold datasets but aim to • Provides a pointer to the resources • A rich and consistent resource description framework to facilitate data discovery and, more important, linkage • Available download formats • Statistical reports (.doc/.rtf/.pdf) • Data tables with raw or aggregate area statistics (.xls/.csv) • Linked data, customised datasets created on-the-fly (.xml) • Normally only the latest edition of datasets/statistics is available so regular revisits to the data sites is necessary for time-series data analysis 49
  45. 45. Working with UK’s open geospatial data • • • @ianholt #opendata Locate open map and administrative datasets from data.ac.uk: • Boundary and point data • Road traffic counts • Crime report figures • School performance statistics Mapping socio-economic attributes using GIS tools e.g. ArcGIS, Quantum GIS Visualising multiple area attributes spatially in web mapping GeoCommons services 50
  46. 46. @ianholt #opendata 220
  47. 47. @ianholt #opendata 460,000,000
  48. 48. @ianholt #opendata 5,000
  49. 49. @ianholt #opendata 99.9%
  50. 50. @ianholt #opendata 27,000,000
  51. 51. @ianholt #opendata 36,000
  52. 52. @ianholt #opendata 547,772
  53. 53. @ianholt #opendata 965,419
  54. 54. @ianholt #opendata 25+
  55. 55. @ianholt #opendata 04/2010
  56. 56. @ianholt #opendata All of April 2010 a range of Ordnance Survey mapping data • AsChange…Encourage Open Innovation available for free • Two aims: to foster innovation and encourage government transparency • Free for commercial and non-commercial use for anyone wanting to build applications underpinned by geography
  57. 57. What is OS OpenData? • • Rasters • OS Street View • MiniScale • 1: 250 000 Colour Raster Vectors • Meridian 2 • Strategi • OS VectorMap District • 1: 50 000 Gazetteer • OS Locator • Boundary-Line • Code-Point Open • Terrain 50 @ianholt #opendata
  58. 58. @ianholt #opendata 11
  59. 59. @ianholt #opendata 1,700,000 25 42,000
  60. 60. @ianholt #opendata Code-Point® Open - Provides a precise geographic location for each postcode unit in Great Britain. - Contains postcodes, grid references, NHS® health & regional health authority codes; administrative ward, district, county and country area codes. - There are 1.7 million approx. postcode units in England, Scotland and Wales. - Each postcode unit, e.g. SO16 4GU, contains an average of 15 addresses.
  61. 61. @ianholt #opendata Boundary–Line™ - a vector digital mapping product that is a complete set of local government administrative boundaries and electoral boundaries used in local and general election voting. - specifically designed to show the area of each administrative or electoral boundary.
  62. 62. @ianholt #opendata 600,000+
  63. 63. @ianholt #opendata
  64. 64. @ianholt #opendata
  65. 65. @ianholt #opendata
  66. 66. @ianholt #opendata
  67. 67. How do I get OS OpenData? @ianholt #opendata
  68. 68. Developer Licenses @ianholt #opendata
  69. 69. @ianholt #opendata Free is not always open Open is not always free Analysis is not always easy Open Data is not always good data
  70. 70. @ianholt #opendata • Learn from each successes and failures • Help innovation around open data • Help data owners to publish their data. • Contributing to the development of tools, services and standards to support this work Photo by Desré Pickers
  71. 71. Thank you and questions @ianholt #opendata
  72. 72. @ianholt #opendata Raw Data vs Data As A Service
  73. 73. @ianholt #opendata 10,000+
  74. 74. What is OS OpenSpace? @ianholt #opendata • It’s a free service that provides free access to mapping data • Embed maps in any web site or web application • All applications are free to consumers • API based on OpenLayers and can be used to access OnDemand Service
  75. 75. @ianholt #opendata Available raster • OS Street View • OS Vector Map District • 1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster • 1:250 000 Scale Colour Raster • Mini Scale (1:1 000 000) • Overview of Great Britain • Outline of Great Britain
  76. 76. @ianholt #opendata Available Vectors • OS OpenSpace Boundaries • Simplified version of Boundaryline • GeoJSON • 1:50 000 Scale Gazetteer • Place names • Map centre function • Codepoint Open • Postcode lookup service • Map centre
  77. 77. @ianholt #opendata The Ordnance Survey API API adds controls for : - Scale - Zoom - Pan API controls: - Data delivery - Map location - Copyright statements - Gazetteer searches API supports: - Pop-up / information boxes to hold any content or media - Reading in data from different formats / sources API creates: - Points - Lines - Polygons -Overlays In any symbol style
  78. 78. OS OpenSpace community tools @ianholt #opendata
  79. 79. OpenSpace Examples @ianholt #opendata

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