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Blog: Transport accessibility in North England.
Published: Tuesday 8 June 2021, 17:00
Calculating accessibility isochrones and connectivity matrixes for every MSOA in North England and by all modes of transport.
... Transport accessibility in North England.. On Wednesday 17 July 2019, Stef Garasto of NESTA gave a talk in Cambridge at The Productivity Insights Network special sessions. It shaped a lot of the work...
Blog: Open transport planning and booze.
Published: Monday 26 April 2021, 23:00
The UK has fantastic open transport data, and fantastic whisk(e)y.
... Open transport planning and booze.. What a joy it is to celebrate a field where the UK is among the best in the world.. It’s not even arguable, we are really good at open public transport data. And...
Blog: Quantifying regional inequality.
Published: Tuesday 19 January 2021, 07:00AM
How do we measure regional inequality and what's it got to do with Brexit?
... Quantifying regional inequality.. How do we measure regional inequality and what's it got to do with Brexit?. Today UK in a Changing Europe , a research group hosted by King's College London, are ...
Blog: ODI Leeds' response to the National Data Strategy
Published: Friday 27 November 2020, 2:45PM
Consultation on the National Data Strategy is open, here is our response
... ODI Leeds' response to the National Data Strategy. The National Data Strategy has been on the tip of tongues since June 2019, with a multitude of reactions and responses from organisations far and ...
Blog: Is the coast poor? Part 2
Published: Tuesday 22 September 2020, 05:00AM
The coast is just a line isn't it?
... How long is the coast? How many dimensions does it have?. Is the coast poor? Part 2. In the previous blog post of this project I explained how and why we’d spent two months creating maps like this ...
Blog: Diversity Explorer 2.0
Published: Friday 11 September 2020, 18:00PM
Using data to see if organisations represent their places and their public.
... Diversity Explorer 2.0. Opinions on diversity are diverse. At ODILeeds we’ve been working with the public and with our sponsors to listen to as many as possible. Our sponsor Yorkshire Water, ...
Blog: Best Bin Placement?
Published: Friday 28 August 2020, 06:00AM
Using open data to optimise public bin placement in Leeds.
... Best Bin Placement: using open data to optimise public bin placement in Leeds.. How many public bins does Leeds need and where should we put them?. We've been trying to answer that question using two...
Blog: Is the UK coast poor?
Published: Tuesday 18 August 2020, 2:09PM
Using data to try and answer a very difficult question.
... Is the UK coast poor?. Using data and maps to answer a difficult simple question.. For months I've been trying to answer that simple question by talking with people, assembling data, and writing ...
Blog: Every bin in the world
Published: Friday 31 July 2020, 5:30PM
Extracting all the waste and recycling bins from Open Street Map
... Every bin in the world. This blog post follows on from Tom Forth's " Six months of binnovation " Recently we've been exploring radically open ways for councils to store and publish their bin data. ...
Blog: Six months of binnovation in Leeds.
Published: Friday 17 July 2020, 3:56PM
Seven ways open data and open innovation has made waste services in Leeds better and more efficient in 2020.
... Six months of binnovation in Leeds.. Seven ways open data and open innovation has made waste services in Leeds better and more efficient in 2020... 1. The Leeds Bins app got live alerts and links.. ...
Blog: Three new tools launched to track spending in the UK
Published: Wednesday 11 March 2020, 9:31AM
Three new tools have been developed as part of the project working with Joseph Rowntree Foundation
... Three new tools launched to track spending in the UK. We kicked off this project in July 2019 and we've been listening since then. Our strongest direction came from the open workshop we held in ...
Blog: Data and bus franchising in Greater Manchester
Published: Thursday 2 January 2020, 10:50AM
What better bus data could accomplish
... Data and bus franchising in Greater Manchester. Over the festive period, Tom Forth, our Head of Data, created a submission for the TfGM consultation about bus franchising, and specifically how data ...
Blog: Funding for local growth
Thursday 26 September 2019, 3PM.
Funding for local growth what we've learned in phase 1.
... Funding for local growth. Funding for local growth what we've learned in phase 1.. Just over two months ago we started our project to figure out how we could track local funding. It was quite an ...
Blog: Tracking local funding - a new project with JRF
Published: Tuesday 2 July 2019, 9:09AM
Understanding the patterns of funding so we can plan and prepare for future funding
... Tracking local funding - a new project with JRF. The economic and productivity imbalance across the UK is not a recent issue, and successive governments have tried different approaches over the ...
Blog: Releasing Synthetic A
Published: Tuesday 13 November 2018, 12:39PM
The potential benefits of synthetic data, and how you can help with the next step.
... Releasing Synthetic A&E Data. Over the coming months we're working with the NHS to release synthetic data regarding A&E departments - specifically the waiting times for individuals and what this ...
Blog: Real Journey Times Project
Published: Thursday 27 September 2018, 2:14PM
Using real-time bus data to create a new dataset
... Real Journey Times Project. Preamble. A group of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) staff were enjoying a drink after work in a city centre bar, celebrating the birthday of one of the team when in ...
Blog: Why open data can save the East Coast Rail franchise
Published: Friday 25 May 2018, 16:20
On 16th May, the DfT announced the collapse of the East Coast rail franchise. With the launch of London North Eastern Railway (LNER) it will once again be run by an arm of the UK government.
... Why open data can save the East Coast Rail franchise. On 16th May, the DfT announced the collapse of the East Coast rail franchise. With the launch of London North Eastern Railway (LNER) it will once...
Blog: The ONS and us
Wednesday, 16 May 21:45
The ONS is getting really good at regional statistics. ODILeeds explains how it could do even better.
... The ONS and us. ODILeeds and regional statistics. ODILeeds and our sponsors are big users of The ONS’s data. We’re big contributors too. And with projects like our IoTUK Nation database...
Blog: Building the TRUE tool
Saturday, 10 March, 2018.
Building the TRUE tool and the TRUE process at ODILeeds.
... Building the TRUE tool. Building the TRUE tool and the TRUE process at ODILeeds.. In Autumn 2017 a team at ODILeeds joined a University of Leeds project called TRUE: transformational routemapping for...
Blog: PDF and data
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 09:00
ODI Report: Best Practices for PDF and Data.
... Best Practices for PDF and Data. Best Practices for PDF and Data.. Earlier this year we shared news that we were working with Adobe and The ODI in London to investigate how PDFs could play nicely ...
Blog: House prices by ward
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 00:01
Calculating house prices by ward using open data and open code.
... House prices by ward. Calculating house prices by ward using open data and open code.. We've long argued that data and expertise has to be releavant on the scales that people live there lives. Often ...
Blog: The Internet of Bats
Monday, 24 July 2017 13:00
Open innovation, and bats.
... The Internet of Bats. Open innovation, and bats.. . Whenever we start a project at ODILeeds we always ask “what question are you trying to answer?”. From that, the rest usually follows.. We...
Blog: Data and travel
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 12:00
We bring together some travel-related data sources to set the scene for Travelhack on June 20th
... Data and travel. No matter how you travel, you're probably creating data.. If you walk, footfall sensors are counting you. Leeds releases its city centre footfall as open data.. If you hire a bicycle...
Blog: Conservative Manifesto
Thursday, 18 May 2017 16:30
Data and The Conservative Party Manifesto.
... Conservative Manifesto. Data and The Conservative Party Manifesto. We always like it when politicians come to Yorkshire and we’ve had the two largest political parties over in God’s own county ...
Blog: Progress with PDFs and Data
Saturday, 13 May 16:00
Progress with PDFs and Data.
... Progress with PDFs and Data. Blogs and progress.. A month ago I wrote the first blog post about our project with ODI and Adobe on how PDFs of today and the future can work better with data. We've ...
Blog: PDFs and Data
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:00
PDFs and Data: making PDFs play nicely with data and open data.
... PDFs and Data. PDFs and Data: making PDFs play nicely with data and open data.. PDFs are the world's standard for documents that people can trust. They look great, they preserve design, and they ...
Blog: Leeds Bins
Saturday, 17 December 2016 19:00
Leeds Bins: the challenges and rewards of building an app powered by open data.
... Leeds Bins. Leeds Bins: the challenges and rewards of building an app powered by open data.. Leeds Bins is an app that tells you when your bins will be collected in Leeds. It's simple, it's been used...
Blog: Defra Data Unconference
Thursday, 15 December 2016 15:00
Paul Connell and Tom Forth spent a day at the Defra Data Unconference in Birmingham. Here is what they got up to.
... Defra Data Unconference. In late November, Paul Connell and Tom Forth of ODI Leeds had an away day at Defra's Data Unconference at iCentrum in Birmingham. This marks the start of conversations with ...
Blog: Open Smart Cities and Places - Hebden Bridge
Friday, 26 August 2016 10:00
On 6th September lots of people who play, think, and work with smart cities will be in Hebden Bridge. We want to hear what they do.
... Open Smart Cities and Places - Hebden Bridge. Open Smart Cities and Places. Illustration by Amy Evans On 6th September lots of people who play, think, and work with smart cities will be in Hebden ...