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UK Power Networks - Heat Street
A tool to help local authorities and community energy groups forecast and plan energy efficiency and low carbon heating solutions.
Government organisation website emissions
How are government websites impacting the planet? We measured the effective CO2 emissions from 577 UK Government organisations.
River Data: Wharfe
Working with Yorkshire Water to identify the new and existing datasets that could help explore the health of our rivers.
UK Data Landscape
What is a 'data landscape' and what does it look like? This ODI-led project applies our rapid open innovation methods to gather input about who/what should be included in the landscape combined with The Data City machine-learning platform to develop an initial snapshot.
University website emissions
How are university websites impacting the planet? We measured the effective CO2 emissions from every UK university.
Council website emissions
How are council websites impacting the planet? We measured the effective CO2 emissions from every UK council homepage.
Vaccines in England
Displaying vaccines by dose, age group, and NHS ICS/STP area for England.
Northern Powergrid DFES2020
An interactive visualisation of Northern Powergrid's potential future scenarios (DFES) updated to 2020
Exploring and analysing Energy Performance Certificate data for domestic properties
Radically Open Recovery
What data do we need to look ahead to a post-pandemic world?
Partnering with Icebreaker One on their Project Cygnus initiative
Exploring coastal regions and understanding their specific needs through data.
Local Authority COVID-19 hexmaps
A variety of data - from testing to deaths to furloughed employments - shown on hex maps
Local Authority COVID-19 dashboard
Visualising COVID-19 cases by Local Authority. The initial dashboard has been archived and a replacement version was made in autumn 2020.
Open Data Saves Lives
Convening people to drive innovation in health data and respond to a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic.
Using open data and open innovation to make waste services in Leeds better and more efficient in 2020.
Cycle/foot Traffic Growth
A project visualising cycle and foot traffic growth data from Data Mill North. Select cycle counters and see bar charts by hour of day, day of week, month, and year.
General Election 2019
We worked with New Statesman to create a live hex map of election results. We built a back-end system to record results and combined this with data from a variety of open sources.
Open Tree Logger
Creating a web app to interface with Open Street Map and help add the world's trees to the map.
Distribution Future Energy Scenarios
An interactive visualisation of Northern Powergrid's potential future scenarios (DFES).
Divisions hex map
Visualising House of Commons Divisions on a UK-wide constituency hex map.
Local Growth Funding Tracker
Collaborative project with Joseph Rowntree Foundation to create a tool that tracks local growth funding.
Diversity Deep Dive
Exploration and tools addressing UK business diversity data.
Scores on the doors
A simple webpage that uses your location to tell you the food hygiene ratings for the nearest food premises to you.
As part of the Open Data Collaboration group we looked at business rates data from local councils. This involved agreeing a common standard to publish and making visualisations of the data across councils.
CSV to GeoJSON
A web-based tool to easily convert a CSV file (containing geography columns) into a GeoJSON file. It can also create choropleth maps based on LSOA, MSOA, WD19CD, PCON17CD, or LAD19CD
Layering datasets from Data Mill North, Calderdale Data Works, Northern Data Hub, York Open Data, Salford Data Quay, Open Street Map and more.
Petitions hex map
Visualising petiton data, from the UK Government and Parliament website, on a UK-wide constituency map.
UK broadband speed explorer
Average broadband download speed (Mbit/s) visualised as part of our Ofcom data day
Quickly explore hundreds of megabytes and billions of pounds of payments published as open data by multiple councils and public bodies.
An interactive visualisation, created for GMB, of regional variations in self-employment and zero-hours contracts using ONS data
UK Tech Innovation Index
The UK Tech Innovation Index measures both current activity and potential for innovation in seven technology sectors, for 36 UK cities.
UK hex maps
For the 2017 General Election we created an interactive hex map of UK parliamentary constituencies.
Our tool displays waiting times for social housing and shows that waiting times can be significantly less if you apply for properties in certain wards.
Using data from the ONS we examined population changes in individual wards between 2002 and 2013 for five UK cities and metropolitan areas.
Our tool allows you to compare the economic performance of countries, regions, and sub-regions against each other.
Inequality in the UK
We used open data from the ONS and created a graphing tool to explore differences in net weekly household income across the UK.
OpenAudience aims to help event's organisers better understand the make-up of their audiences, by using postcodes to get an idea of properties including income, age, and job type.
Schools Energy Explorer
We have built a site to allow primary school pupils and their teachers to compare electricity usage at their school with other local schools in Leeds.
The World of #PlanetData
All our #PlanetData events and work on environment, emissions and energy in one place.
Our app on iOS and Android uses open data from Leeds Data Mill to give reminders of bin days, and advice on recyling, to residents in Leeds.
Calderdale Data Works Explorer
Sets of open data from the Calderdale Data Works were used to create an interactive map of Calderdale, West Yorkshire.
Higher Education Explorer
This graphical tool uses open data to examine the links between access rates to higher education and child poverty in different UK regions.
Our tool calculates the amount of land used for parking within a user-selected map area, and will tell you how many homes or parks could be built in the space instead.
Airports in the UK
Using Google's flights API we analysed the global connectivity options from airports in the UK and proved that Schiphol, not Heathrow, is the UK's hub airport.
The Empty Homes Doctor is a not for profit business that works with Leeds City Council to help people to bring empty homes back into use.
Our product evaluates bus routes and suggests changes that would better connect people with jobs.
Local elections 2021
Visualising the 2021 local elections in Leeds and Calderdale using data from Democracy Club
Half-term support for Free School Meals
Visualising real-time crowd-sourced offers of support, from multiple Google Sheets, on a web map. By the end of the week there were over 2300 offers on the map.
Estimating flight emissions for Leeds Bradford Airport
Experiments in making a carbon dashboard
Postcodes to Latitudes and Longitudes
Add Latitude/Longitude columns to CSV files containing Postcode columns.
Postcodes to IMD Deciles
Following #hackforimpact we created a tool to make a socio-economic equivalent to Gender Pay Gap reporting. It takes postcodes as input and creates a 10-point histogram based on the corresponding Indices of Multiple Deprivation deciles.
Local elections Calderdale 2019
Visualising the 2019 local elections in Calderdale using data from Democracy Club
Local elections Leeds 2019
Visualising the 2019 local elections in Leeds using data from Democracy Club
A simple tool to clean up some common issues with CSV files including date formats and values
Housing Monitoring Tool
A project that explored the potential for using open data to help monitor new housing.
Leeds gender pay gap
Graphing the reported gender pay gap for organisations based in Leeds.
Local elections 2018
Visualising the 2018 local elections in Leeds using data from Democracy Club
We press a button on our Things Network Node each time we make a hot drink at ODI Leeds. The button sends a tiny radio message over The Things Network to our live visualisation.
Supermarket CO2 emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions from major supermarket brands across the UK. Calculated from known store locations and average annual CO2 emissions.
Participatory mapping and citizen engagement to promote neighbourhood social action
ENCTS: concessionary travel usage
After helping WYCA to publish concessionary travel data, we visualised the data set for each bus.
Housing in Leeds Wards - Capacity for Improvement
Using data from EPC certificates to establish the capacity for improvement of domestic properties by ward.
A Clearer Plan
A tool to help town planners explain their decisions and reasoning using open data.
A collaboration with Transport for the North to create a data strategy for their ambitious plan to make a multi-modal transport system for the North.
Roads named Garth
We looked at the geographic spread of streets containing 'garth' in the UK and Ireland. The Viking origins of the word can be seen.
IoTUK Nation Database (Beta)
A project with Bloom Agency and IoTUK/Digital Catapult to map the Internet of Things (IoT) sector across the UK.
On 24th/25th Feb 2017 we hosted a two day hackathon around air quality with Defra, Leeds Council, Bradford Council, and Highways England.
Bradford Flood Network
We're installing flood sensors around Bradford and making the data open.
A demonstration of an end-to-end IoT sensor built using a mote, a gateway, the Things Network and a NodeRed server.
Things Leeds and Bradford
Providing open LoRaWAN-based Things Network access across Leeds and Bradford.
On 21st and 22nd October 2016 we hosted a two day hackathon with Highways England looking at highways data.
Leeds Energy Usage
Explore half-hourly electricity usage data for a range of council properties.
West Yorkshire Allotments
An experiment to improve West Yorkshire open data sets around allotments using Open Street Map.
Leeds Urban Commons
A co-creation project by ODI Leeds, Leeds Love It Share It and Leeds City Lab.
Using data on energy consumption from Data Mill North we created a tool to explore electricity use at over 200 buildings managed by Leeds City Council.
On the 11th and 12th of March 2016, nearly a hundred people came to ODILeeds to pool knowledge, share ideas, and build solutions to flooding.
Our Data Mutual
Our Data Mutual aims to create a platform for the management, monetisation, control, protection and 'use for good' of data.
Working with DataCity Leeds and the Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire we organised events to boost the Internet of Things (IoT) across the Leeds City Region and Yorkshire.
Road Traffic Casualty Campaign
This series of interactive data visualisations uses open data to explore details on road traffic casualties in Leeds between 2009 and 2014.
Leeds Data City
The Data City aims to develop an ever growing database of assets in the Leeds region, and uses data visualisation tools to help visitors understand the strengths of the region.
Yorkshire Water held a two-day data dive at ODI Leeds, and out of the work of the nine teams there was an emergence of six themes.
Hack My Route
Inspired by ski-route gradings, the #hackmyroute idea was to create a colour-coded map of streets using crowd sourcing.
Leeds Art Crawl
Leeds Art Crawl is a open data game highlighting public art, space & audiences.