OpenDataGLA #1: Inaugural OKF Meet-up in Glasgow

Lucy Brown is Engagement Co-ordinator with the Future City | Glasgow programme. Ever the pioneer, our very own Glynn Staples helped organise the first Glasgow meet-up of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) Local Group in Scotland. Although the OKF meetings have been taking place in Edinbugh for a while now, having regular meetings in the more »

Introducing Scotland’s first Wikimedian-in-Residence

Ally Crockford discusses the work she is doing as Scotland’s first ever Wikimedian-in-Residence at the National Library of Scotland There’s a chance that way back in April you saw some ripples of media interest in a job posting at the National Library in Scotland for a Wikimedian-in-Residence. The typical response to the job posting then, more »

Act locally, connect globally!

Looking back over the last year, OKF Scotland has really started to flourish. The Edinburgh meetups have brought together an impressive variety of people from many groups and institutions, and new connections keep on appearing. Even better, they are a huge amount of fun! The recent inaugural OKF meetup in Glasgow was an opportunity to more »

Open data and innovation in Amsterdam

It was a privilege to meet Ivonne Jansen-Dings, Open Data Evangelist with Waag Society and Katalin Gallyas, Open Innovation Policy Advisor from City of Amsterdam at a recent meeting hosted by Nesta in Edinburgh. The purpose of their visit was to tell us about all the great things Amsterdam has achieved by opening up data more »

Bob Barr and the Address War

Bob Barr OBE was in Edinburgh on Friday and delivered a lively run down of the issues concerning our address data in his talk “Address War 3 – a view from the battlefield”. Bob has had a lengthy career in the world of geographic information, and is a passionate voice in the debate (@DrBobBarr) over more »