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Gist open data

  1. 1. Sheffield, the City Council and you
  2. 2. The City of Sheffield ● Town charter 10 August 1297 ● City status 1893 ● Coordinates: ● 53°23′01″N ● 1°28′01″W ● 224,667 dwellings ● 534,500 people live in this area, 38.5 years old on averag, 10% students, 15.5% BME ● area 142.1 sq mi (367.94 km2 )
  3. 3. Sheffield City Council ● 84 councillors elected to represent 28 wards ● LibDem controlled ● expenditure £1.25bn ● expecting 25% cuts in budgets over the next 3 years
  4. 4. Web Strategy ● A strategy for a Connected City ● To join together the citizens and businesses of the city, with the Council as the steward ● Open data is included in that strategy
  5. 5. Open data ● The providing of (government) data in formats and with licenses that allow it to be reused by anyone to provide: ● transparency ● accountability ● innovation ● value ● Proposed by Tim Berners-Lee ● Supported by Gordon Brown's Government ● Adopted by the Coalition Government
  6. 6. Open data from Sheffield City Council ● What is stopping them: ● understanding ● time ● perceived risk ● time/effort ● no visibility of the benefits
  7. 7. All change ● The council is opening data TODAY ● Road grit bin locations ● Road gritting priority routes ● Care homes ● reading groups ● library book purchases ● mobile library routes ● playground locations ● schools ● air quality and weather data
  8. 8. You ● Do you want this data to make: ● web apps? ● mobile apps? ● investigations? ● sense of the world? ● money? ● basically, to make good things
  9. 9. Open it and they will build
  10. 10. Open it and they will build Bollocks! This is the beginning of a relationship
  11. 11. What are the Council's intentions ● Support GIST in starting an Open Data Group ● Put on (through GIST) an Open Data Summit for the city in January ● council staff ● other public sector staff ● other data 'owners' ● developers, citizens, and open data buffs ● Continue to support the community in making the most of the data available
  12. 12. What now? ● join the open data group on GIST Hub ● take a look at the data ● clean/convert it (PLEASE) ● talk about what you could build ● talk to me or Chris Stewart about what data you'd really like to see
  13. 13. Thank you. Any questions?

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