Category Archives: Collaboration

Hampshire’s Changing Landscape – How can Crowdsourcing Help?

Hampshire is changing The changing face of our landscape is something that affects us all; the loss of hedgerows, rapid expansion of urban areas or erosion of our coastlines to highlight just a few crucial issues. Some of the more serious forms of landscape change can make areas more exposed to flooding or threaten the natural

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Leaving on a High

Deep breath I’m leaving Hampshire County Council, and am stepping down as lead for the Hampshire Hub. There, I’ve said it. Looking back I wrote my first post Hampshire Hub (Thoughts on What a Hampshire Hub might be) in February 2012. In those days, HH was a tiny ‘thinking aloud’ web site I’d cobbled together

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If you open stuff up, good stuff happens

This is a slightly edited version of a post originally published on DATA.GOV.UK I rather like the phrase: “Engineering Serendipity” which – as I choose to interpret it – means something like ‘creating conditions which maximise the chances of good stuff happening’. If you’re interested in a fuller discussion of Engineering Serendipity, there’s the excellent

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Using Open Data to Help Winchester Homeless Support Organisations

As open data enthusiasts, it is tempting to concentrate on data and applications which we think are interesting or useful. But if the kind of open data provided by the Hampshire Hub is going to make a big difference to the local community then it has to have a much broader appeal. Real value to

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New initiative: Explore Hampshire from the skies

Researchers from GeoData at the University of Southampton are working on a new initiative: ‘Explore Hampshire from the skies‘. The GeoData team is using Hampshire’s Aerial Open Data (which includes imagery, height data and near infrared) as the basis for a new online portal which lets users explore and download high resolution 3D representations of the county.

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Making planning applications more open with the Hampshire Hub Partnership

This post was originally published on the mySociety blog. Every day, thousands of planning applications are submitted to local councils around the country by people applying to demolish a garage, erect a fence or convert a loft. More often than not these applications disappear into proprietary systems that, despite being publicly available, make it hard

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Hampshire Hub Partnership Board Meeting Notes June 2014

The fifth meeting of the Hampshire Hub Partnership Board was held on 11th June 2014, in Southampton, and was hosted by Southampton City Council. Notes from the meeting are available here. The next meeting will be in Winchester on 1st September 2014, and will be hosted by Hampshire County Council.

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Hampshire Hub Partnership Board Meeting Notes March 2014

The fourth meeting of the Hampshire Hub Partnership Board was held on 10th March 2014, in Farnborough, and was hosted by Rushmoor Borough Council. Notes from the meeting are available here. The next meeting will be in Southampton on 11th June 2014, and will be hosted by Southampton City Council.

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Hampshire Hub featured on DATA.GOV.UK blog

We’re pleased to see that news about Hampshire Hub is beginning to spread, with a post about the Hampshire Hub featured on DATA.GOV.UK , the UK’s main data sharing platform. This is actually the second time the Hampshire Hub has got a mention on data.gov.uk in recent weeks, as there was an earlier post, jointly written with the

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Enterprise M3 Annual Conference – Highlights

The Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) held its Annual Conference on 27th February in Farnborough, Hampshire. Video highlights from the event are shown below, together with one of the presentations. Full details, and links to more presentations are on the Enterprise M3 web site.  

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