Category Archives: Open Data

Landscape Watch Hampshire – The Results!

Way back in 2014 when we decided to publish our aerial imagery of Hampshire as open data little did we know what the outcome would be. It was an exciting time for open data and the buzz it created (arguably we were the first group of authorities in the country to release such data) was

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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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Hampshire recognised as a local Open Data Champion

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude has recognised sixteen local and regional authorities – including Hampshire County Council – as open data champions. More information is available in the announcement on GOV.UK and in a blog post on DATA.GOV.UK by Deputy Director of the Cabinet Office, Ollie Buckley. Two initiatives the Hampshire Hub is participating

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Back story: the data journey in the production of the GP pressure map

This is a guest post by Leo Valberg, Senior Data Scientist at Nquiringminds. This post was originally published on the Nquiringminds blog. The Open City Data Platform is one of the initiatives the Hampshire Hub Partnership is involved with.  #1 The Overarching Mission Thinking ahead to April when the FutureCites contract to build a data integration

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Flooding & WUDoWUD. What’s in a name?

This is a guest post, written by David Patterson of Know Now Information, about the Whether You Do or Weather You Don’t (WUDoWUD) initiative. It was originally published on the Know Now blog. Our WUDoWUD project has seen significant progress over the last few weeks thanks to the tireless work of the team from the

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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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Open Data Overview for Chief Executives

An overview and update on the Open Data Communities and Hampshire Hub open data initiatives was presented at the meeting of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Authority (HIOWLA) Chief Executives on 14th November 2014. The presentation slides are available below. Speaker notes can also be viewed using the slideshow controls.

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