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Open Data Scamp She Says


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The Power of Open Data, how the UK government opened its data repository and what it means for us as individuals and why this is important.

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Open Data Scamp She Says

  1. 1. Digital Strategy • Digital Training • Digital Training Strategy
  2. 2. Scamp: She Says The Power of Open Data Tiffany St James Thursday 01 July, 2010
  3. 3. What is Open Data <ul><li>Non personal data </li></ul><ul><li>Information not code </li></ul><ul><li>Figures, statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Excel, tables, csv files </li></ul><ul><li>Every report published </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why is this important? <ul><li>Public sector reform </li></ul><ul><li>Global leadership positioning </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Social benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Economic benefits </li></ul>
  5. 7. What did the UK Govt do? <ul><li>Opened up a repository for data </li></ul><ul><li>Made a pre-requisite of departments to publish data </li></ul><ul><li>Created an online community of developers </li></ul><ul><li>Made ‘linked data’ a reality </li></ul>
  6. 8. It looks like this:
  7. 9. Why is this world class? <ul><li>A way of marking up data for the web </li></ul><ul><li>Enables concepts to be linked together </li></ul><ul><li>Letting people walk through the data by concept e.g. data that is about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With a budget over £3m </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In South East of England </li></ul></ul>UNCLASSIFIED
  8. 12. How did they do it? <ul><li>Work with people who were best in class </li></ul><ul><li>Establish processes for release </li></ul><ul><li>Build a back end </li></ul><ul><li>Soft launch </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger briefings </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the team </li></ul><ul><li>Created visualisations to show people </li></ul>
  9. 16. Other apps include <ul><li>AirTEXT – airquality in London </li></ul><ul><li>Asbo-rometer iPhone app </li></ul><ul><li>Crowdspeak – 3000 candidates for election </li></ul><ul><li>Compare the Care Home </li></ul><ul><li>Day Nurseries </li></ul><ul><li>Where did my tax go? </li></ul><ul><li>UK Climate projections </li></ul>
  10. 17. Real time travel and transport
  11. 20. What needs to happen next <ul><li>Getting data out of the geek ghettos to enable people to </li></ul><ul><li>interrogate it </li></ul><ul><li>play with it </li></ul><ul><li>interact with it </li></ul>
  12. 23. Carbon Footprint Calculator
  13. 24. What can we all learn from this? <ul><li>Data does not have to be boring </li></ul><ul><li>How you can bring alive information for your clients? </li></ul><ul><li>How you can get feedback and ideas with interactive tools? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you collaborate or facilitate ideas that people find interesting in the online space? </li></ul>
  14. 25. Presentation at: Tiffany St James [email_address] @tiffanystjames
  15. 26. Digital Strategy • Digital Training • Digital Training Strategy