The Hampshire Hub Beta

by Sarah on 24 Nov 2014 in hampshire-hub, linked-data, open-data

This year we've been helping Hampshire County Council, and public service providers in the area, to create the Hampshire Hub and we're happy to announce the first release this week. The Hub is an open, linked data platform and, although there's more to come on it, the beta is already developing well Read More »

Joined Up Data for Joined Up Problem Solving

by Sarah on 05 Nov 2014 in dclg, linked-data, open-data, the-odi

This week, the Open Data Institute published a post I wrote on how open, linked data can improve collaboration and extend data reach. In it, I focus on DCLG's relaunched and rebranded site, OpenDataCommunities. Read More »

Swirrl awarded new Scottish Government linked open data project

by Sarah on 03 Nov 2014 in announcements, linked-data, open-data, scottish-government

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been awarded a contract with the Scottish Government’s Statistics Group to help them create a linked open data platform. Earlier this year we worked on OpenDataScotland.org, a pilot study designed to showcase how linked, open data could power smarter, more transparent and efficient data use. Now the Scottish Government taking the next step and creating a new Scottish open data platform, based around Linked Data. Read More »

PublishMyData 2.0: Features for Technical Users

by Sarah on 21 Oct 2014 in announcements, linked-data, publishmydata

This is the second, more technical, post about the new features and improvements to PublishMyData. In it I'll be looking at Expert Mode; SPARQL query features and redesigned dataset and vocabulary pages. Read More »

PublishMyData is Evolving: 2.0 is out!

by Sarah on 20 Oct 2014 in announcements, linked-data, publishmydata

It's been a busy summer, and there are a good few changes to PublishMyData, so this is the first of two posts about what we've built and how it helps you as an open data user. Read More »

Arts API: The First Workshop

by Sarah on 30 Sep 2014 in artsapi, nesta, projects, publishmydata

Last week saw the first Arts API project workshop, which was hosted in Manchester by FutureEverything. Read More »

Data for the Arts

by Sarah on 22 Sep 2014 in artsapi, nesta, projects, publishmydata

Along with Future Everything, Dundee University and a range of arts organisations, we’ve recently agreed to collaborate on a new research project. It aims to help arts organisations make the most of the data stored within their existing networks to improve their services, efficiency, and decision making. Read More »

OpenDataCommunities relaunch with design refresh and improved data browsing

by Sarah on 11 Sep 2014 in announcements, dclg, linked-data, open-data, projects

This week we released a refreshed version of OpenDataCommunities, DCLG's linked open data site. It’s now stylistically more in line with the main Gov.uk brand, we've improved the navigation, there's a blog and we've upgraded the data platform to the v2 of our PublishMyData platform, making it easier to access and use the data you want. Read More »