Category Archives: Innovation

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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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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Visualising Hampshire’s Planning Open Data – We’re out to tender!

“Tell me about it!” In a previous post I talked about the Hampshire Hub’s work on making Planning Data available in a linked and open format following funding being made available from the Data Strategy Board. Well, this work has been progressing behind the scenes and, with the help of the Local eGovernment Standards Body,

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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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Free Wi-Fi for busy locations in Southampton City Centre

Southampton City Council has announced free Wi-Fi for busy locations in Southampton City Centre. In a Press Release, the City Council stated: Southampton is to be one of the first cities in the south to have free Wi-Fi available in busy locations, enabling residents and visitors to access the internet while out and about. The

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Accelerating Innovation in Local Government Research Project

This update contains extracts from a post on the LGiU web site written by Joan Munro, Director, Accelerating Innovation in Local Government Research Project. The Accelerating Innovation in Local Government Research Project (AIILGRP) has partnered with the Local Government Association (LGA) to consider what councillors might do to foster more innovations in their councils. You an

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The Good Councillors' Guide 2013

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) – which represents the interests of around 8,500 town and parish councils in England – has published the Good Councillors’ Guide 2013. In a statement on its web site, NALC said: This revised and updated fourth edition is a welcome and an essential resource for new and established councillors but

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The Networked Councillor

Councillors may be interested in a report recently published by Improvement East in conjunction with Public-i. There’s an article about the Networked Councillor project on the Networked Councillor web site, and you can read and download the report below.

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Ordnance Survey launches new linked data service

Britain’s mapping agency, Ordnance Survey has launched a new linked data service. More information about the service is available on the Ordnance Survey Blog. The new service is available at: http://data.ordnancesurvey.co.uk  

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Citizen 2013 conference will be live-streamed

The Citizen 2013  event will be held on June 13th in London. According to the organisers it: …promises to be one of the most stimulating and provocative discussions and conferences about digital engagement and government service in 2013.  Featuring speakers from local, regional and national government – as well as social care, housing and education

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