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 »

Introducing TellMeScotland, Scotland’s open data portal for public information notices

Tina McLelland talks about TellMeScotland, an open data initiative supported by the Scottish government that for the first time is releasing Scotland’s public information notices in a single online location. TellMeScotland is Scotland’s national public information notices (PINs) portal, allowing public notices across Scotland to be published in a single online location for the first 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 »

Edinburgh Open Data Meet-up at TechCube

For this meet-up we were fortunate enough to be able to use the fantastic new space in TechCube. Although it is destined to soon become the TechCube hot-desking venue, it was perfect for informal discussions and presentations about open data — a big thanks to Devon Walshe and Jamie Coleman for helping this happen! Funding more »