Surrey County Council launch linked open data platform

by Sarah on 19 Jan 2016 in data, linked, open-data, publishmydata

We've been working with Surrey County Council to create Surrey Open Data - a pilot open data site which initially addresses the local government transparency code but with more to come over the next few months. Read More »

New Deprivation Data and Apps for OpenDataCommunities

by Sarah on 19 Nov 2015 in data, dclg, linked, open-data, publishmydata

At the end of September, DCLG published the new 2015 data for the Index of Multiple Deprivation on This is one of the most widely used government datasets, so we're really excited to help make it available in a range of machine readable ways. Read More »

Open Data Camp UK v2.0

by Sarah on 09 Oct 2015 in open-data, publishmydata

Open Data Camp UK have published one of my posts telling you a bit about our sponsorship of the upcoming OD Camp in Manchester. The second camp of the year; it’ll be held on the 10-11 October and we'll be there as sponsors and attendees. Read More »

Webinar on publishing government statistical data: Tuesday 22 Sep 2015

by Bill on 21 Sep 2015 in open-data

Swirrl is running a webinar on its work in the OpenCube project, on publishing government statistical data with PublishMyData: 5pm UK time, Tuesday 22 September Read More »

Open Data Innovator Stories

by Sarah on 17 Sep 2015 in events, open-data

Back in the spring we hosted Local Open Data: Reaping the Benefits, a day devoted to raising awareness of the good stuff going on with open data at a local level. Now, with Open Data Camp coming to Manchester in October (and us sponsoring it), we thought it’d be a good time to share the videos of the speakers who came to the event. So if you missed it (or just want to catch up with it again) check out the videos and slides! Read More »

Open Data for a Smart City

by Bill on 08 Sep 2015 in open-data, smart-city

You can't have a smart city without open data. Read More »

Scottish Statistics Beta - over 1 billion Scottish facts!

by Sarah on 10 Jul 2015 in data, linked, open-data, publishmydata, scottish-government

We’re happy to say that the new Scottish Statistics website is now publicly available! Currently in beta, it’ll soon replace Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics. It is our largest site (by data volumes) so far with over 1 billion facts being published to a 5 star standard through our PublishMyData service. Read More »

5 tips for Open Data at a local level

by Sarah on 23 Apr 2015 in events, open-data

Tuesday was our Local Open Data event. We had great speakers; fab attendees and lots of discussion about the good stuff going on with Open Data from Inverness to Hampshire. We learnt loads, but here's a selection of the top tips our speakers had for us on using Open Data at a local level. Read More »