Working on data projects to deliver tangible outcomes is at the very heart of our mission and purpose. Click on these boxes to find out more about our latest work.
UK hex maps
For the 2017 General Election we created an interactive hex map of UK parliamentary constituencies.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using data on energy consumption from Leeds Data Mill we created a tool to explore electricity use at over 200 buildings managed by Leeds City Council.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our product evaluates bus routes and suggests changes that would better connect people with jobs.
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.