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 »

OpenData@SDW: German students discuss Open Knowledge in Edinburgh

On 26th and 27th April the University of Edinburgh’s Old College hosted what appeared to be the first German-British Open Data event on Scottish ground — probably the first of its kind ever. A multidisciplinary group of scholars of the Foundation of German Business assembled to work themselves into the “Open Universe”. A group of speakers — more »

Jamming with Learner Journey Data

So, you’ve got 48 hours to kill. What do you do? Well, you could ‘do’ Vegas. You could, perhaps, read the whole of the Guru Granth Sahib. You could watch the film 48 Hrs 30 times. Or. You could hang out with some cool folks who have given up their free time to work together more »