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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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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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Hub updates and local open data event

We’re happy to provide an update on progress with the Hub platform and also tell you a bit about Local Open Data: reaping the benefits – a one day event we’re hosting in Manchester on 21st April 2015. Since our last post on this blog, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes on the Hampshire

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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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Data, maps, and Christmas Number Ones

Any Number Ones? Our friends over at OCSI tweeted us the other day, to ask if there were any Christmas Number One singles in the Hampshire Hub area. To be honest, it’s not the sort of question we’re used to being asked. Fortunately, it was a leading question, as OCSI have been busy cooking up an

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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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WUDOWUD at British APCO’s Autumn Event

Whether You Do Or Weather You Don’t (WUDOWUD) is one of the initiatives the Hampshire Hub Partnership is involved in. WUDOWUD seeks to correlate environmental location based data with emergency response data to improve location planning for emergency resources. The project – led by Know Now Information – is being piloted in Hampshire, and uses the Hartree

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