Category Archives: Open data


Mappers meet developers meet open data

It’s Mapitude time


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



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



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



from 15:30 to 16:00


Session 6


from 16:00 to 16:30



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 work can be found here #www2010


World Bank Open Data initiative TBL says “Everybody’s doing it!”


UK government guidlines

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


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