Category Archives: Open data

Mapitude

Mappers meet developers meet open data

It’s Mapitude time http://mapitude.eventbrite.com/

 

Mapitude draft programme

Saturday May 22nd

Coffee, set up, feature requests

from 09:30 to 10:00

 

Upstairs Hackspace projects

from 10:00 to 17:00

 

Session 1 Better mapping

Using and adding photographs Brian Prangle

Adding a map to your website or blog Simon Dann & others

Beginner’s tool set: editors, iPhone apps

from 10:00 to 11:00

 

break

from 11:00 to 11:15

 

Session 2 OSM state of the map

Open data, Ordnance Survey. Local data. Warwickshire competition. Where next?

Output to Google maps vs OSM, some notes Simon Dann

Tools for conviviality

from 11:15 to 12:00

 

Session 3 Advanced mapping

Creating custom map styles

Cyclestreets Shaun Macdonald

Hosting your own OSM installation, Mappa Mercia Q & A Christoph Boehme

from 12:00 to 13:00

 

Lunch

from 13:00 to 14:00

 

Session 4 Maps on mobiles

OpenSatNav & augmented reality maps on mobile phones Steve Brown

Track My Journey Shaun Macdonald

from 14:00 to 14:45

 

Session 5 Adding data, public sector information

UK-postcodes, Lichfield DC Stuart Harrison

OpenlyLocal Chris Taggart

from 14:45 to 15:30

 

break

from 15:30 to 16:00

 

Session 6

Panel

from 16:00 to 16:30

 

Presentations

Show new stuff

from 16:30 to 17:30



 

Open data, linked data news

 

Open Data, Linked Data & The Semantic Web explained: ReadWriteWeb

 

Nigel Shadbolt: slides on the data.gov.uk work can be found here http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/18787/ #www2010

 

World Bank Open Data initiative http://data.worldbank.org/ TBL says “Everybody’s doing it!”

 

UK government guidlines

Office of Public Sector Information regulations: public sector information re-use OPSI.gov

 

Local government

What data sets are local public bodies already releasing for re-use? Local public data panel

 

Warwickshire’s data is opening up announcement

 

Guest post about new #Warwickshire #opendata site: WM Regional Observatory

 

Warwickshire have 26 different open data sets and feeds available at http://opendata.warwickshire.gov.uk/datasets