Retiring the datastore

Things have been very quiet here of late. We’ve been taking some time out to review our progress and plans for the future. Here’s a short update on some impending changes, including our plans to retire the data store.

How to open maps and save money. A local authority story

The Council has been exploring some ideas about how to more efficiently manage and publish openly licensed mapping data. It has now published a study to show which proposals may be of use to other areas looking to build on… Continue Reading →

B&NES Open Maps are Changing…

As part of its involvement with the Open Data Institute’s geospatial stimulus programme, Bath and North East Somerset Council has been reviewing how it creates and publishes mapping data. This post looks at the methods of publication and how they… Continue Reading →

Safe Routes to School – a lesson in licensing

Bath:Hacked is rightly here to celebrate all things open. However, sometimes it’s difficult to release data, even when the potential benefits of release are massive. This blog looks at some of the challenges facing councils in releasing open data, using… Continue Reading →

Unleashing B&NES Maps – Community Kick-Off

In preparation for a lot of work to better understand and release our geospatial (map) data, we had a lovely evening discussing all things maps in Bath.

How have we been helping Wessex Water to explore their data?

Over the last six weeks we’ve been working with Wessex Water, along with teams of PhD students in Bristol and Exeter, to help them understand new ways they can use their data.

What we’ve learned about Clean Air Zones

Over the past few weeks we’ve been working with the council as part of their community engagement plan for the BreATHe project. The consultation proposes a new Clean Air Zone for Bath to help address air quality issues. We thought… Continue Reading →

BreATHe hackday: results and next steps

On Saturday 20th October, we brought together 25 people from the local community for a hack day to explore data about traffic and air quality in the city of Bath.The event was sponsored by Bath & North East Somerset council… Continue Reading →

BreATHe Community Introduction and Discussion

On Wednesday we ran our latest meetup ahead of our next hack day on the 20th October. During this session, we had an update from the council on the scope of the ANPR survey and then had a discussion about… Continue Reading →

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