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GMDSP Awarded for Innovation

by Sarah on 10 Dec 2014 in linked-data, manchester, open-data, projects

Recently the Greater Manchester Data Synchronisation Programme won an award celebrating it as a leading example of how information can be used innovatively and effectively for real benefits. 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 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 »

Linked Development: Linked Data from CABI and DFID

by Sarah on 08 Aug 2014 in announcements, linked-data, projects, publishmydata

In March we launched the beta version of Linked Development - an open, linked data site for CABI and the DFID which provides data all about international develeopment projects and research. Read More »

Open Data Communities: New Features

by Sarah on 09 Jul 2014 in dclg, linked-data, open-data, projects

Over the last few months we’ve added some new features on the Open Data Communities site that we continue to run and develop for DCLG. The Statistics Selector and the Geography Selector both make it easy to cherry pick and combine the exact data you need from across all the datasets on the site... Read More »

GMDSP: Phase 2

by Sarah on 26 Jun 2014 in announcements, linked-data, manchester, open-data, projects, publishmydata

The GMDSP project is entering a new phase after the successful first release of the data at the hack event held in March. Read More »

Open Cube: Making publishing statistics easier

by Sarah on 24 Apr 2014 in announcements, linked-data, opencube, projects, publishmydata, visualisation

We’ve recently started work on another European collaborative project called OpenCube. This project’s all about making open statistical data easier to publish, link and reuse so it can reach its full potential. Read More »

DaPaaS: simplifying open data publishing and use

by Sarah on 16 Apr 2014 in announcements, dapaas, open-data, projects, publishmydata

Towards the end of last year we started work on a European collaborative project called DaPaaS (Data-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service). It aims to optimise and simplify both publication and use of Open Data across different platforms ... Read More »

Linking up Manchester's data

by Sarah on 11 Mar 2014 in announcements, linked-data, manchester, open-data, projects, publishmydata

We’ve recently agreed to work on an exciting open data project called the GMDSP (Greater Manchester Data Synchronisation Programme). As the name suggests, we’ll be working with authorities in the Manchester area including Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council. Read More »

Open Data Scotland: a Linked Data pilot study for the Scottish Government

by Sarah on 20 Jan 2014 in linked-data, open-data, projects, scotland, scottish-government, visualisation

Last month we launched Open Data Scotland - a pilot site built to showcase how Linked Open Data can make for smarter, more efficient data use. Read More »

Who's using the Internet for social good?

by Sarah on 15 Jan 2014 in linked-data, projects, publishmydata, rdf, visualisation

We've been working on a Linked Data project for Nesta which is all about organisations and activities across Europe using the internet for social good. Read More »

Hampshire Land Supply Linked Data

by Ric on 11 Mar 2013 in hampshire, linked-data, open-data, projects, publishmydata, visualisation

A short time ago we produced a Linked Data site for Hampshire County Council. We modelled their planned home building plans over the next six years as Linked Data and published it through PublishMyData. Read More »

Swirrl awarded new DCLG Linked Open Data contract

by Ric on 04 Mar 2013 in dclg, linked-data, open-data, projects

We are pleased to announce that we were recently awarded a contract to work on a production version of DCLG's open data initiative, OpenDataCommunities. Read More »

DCLG Impact and Input Indicators Dashboard

by Ric on 06 Feb 2013 in dclg, open-data, projects, visualisation

We recently worked with DCLG (Department for Communities and Local Govermnent) to produce an online dashboard that enables users to see how the department is performing against key indicators. Read More »

SmartJourney: Realtime Travel and weather for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

by Ric on 21 Dec 2012 in aberdeen, linked-data, mobile, open-data, projects, publishmydata, scotland, visualisation

A couple of weeks ago, we launched SmartJourney. Built in collaboration with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, and part-funded by Nesta, SmartJourney combines crowd-sourced and official information and weather and travel conditions in the North-East of Scotland. Read More »

Universal Music Artist Gateway with RDF powered by Swirrl

by Ric on 08 Jun 2012 in linked-data, open-data, projects, rdf

Universal Music launched their Umusic UK Artist Gateway last month. Because of our experience in the area of Linked Data and RDF, were brought into the project to help with the RDF API for artists and releases. Read More »

Energy use Open Data for Scottish Government Buildings

by Ric on 08 Jun 2012 in internet-of-things, linked-data, open-data, projects, scotland, scottish-government

A project that we carried out last autumn for the Scottish Government went live a couple of months ago, as part of the a platform for disclosure on the sustainability performance of the Scottish Government Estate. We worked closely with the Head of Data Standards at the Scottish Government, to put together a Linked Data site holding half-hourly electricity and gas consumption data from Scottish Government Buildings. Read More »

Visualising Open Data on local authorities

by Bill on 21 May 2012 in dclg, linked-data, open-data, projects, visualisation

To help illustrate what kind of data visualisations were possible with the DCLG's new linked open data site, and demonstrate one approach to doing it, we built a Local Authority Dashboard. Read More »

New Linked Data Site for DCLG

by Ric on 02 May 2012 in dclg, linked-data, open-data, projects, publishmydata

We've been hard at work recently creating a new linked open data site for the UK Department for Communities and Local Government. This is a major overhaul and extension of the OpenDataCommunities site that we first set up last year, with a new design, lots more data and new features aimed at making access to the data easier. Read More »

Linked Data and the Internet of Things

by Bill on 30 Jan 2012 in internet-of-things, linked-data, open-data, projects

On 1st March we'll be starting our 'City of Things' project, part of the Technology Strategy Board's Internet of Things Convergence programme. Our project will be looking at the application of the Internet of Things to management of the urban built environment. Read More »

Swirrl: Winners at Kent Developing Solutions Camp

by Ric on 29 Nov 2011 in hackday, kent, open-data, projects

We worked on a prototype for the Learning Game, one of the ideas that had been proposed before the event, and ended up winning top-prize in the Mobile App category! Read More »

IMD Mapper: a new Linked Data and JavaScript app

by Bill on 26 Sep 2011 in dclg, deprivation, javascript, linked-data, open-data, projects, visualisation

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about an app that DCLG's Steve Peters built for visualising the Indices of Multiple Deprivation data. We've just released an app of our own: the IMD Mapper Read More »

Mydex Community Prototype

by Bill on 03 Nov 2010 in linked-data, mydex, open-data, projects

We're very pleased to be making a contribution to the Mydex Community Prototype that launched last week. Read More »

Linked Data File Format Registry

by Bill on 03 Nov 2010 in data-modelling, linked-data, opinion, projects

I'm currently doing some linked data consultancy for the Open Planets Foundation (OPF). I'm helping to investigate the options for using linked data for a registry of file format information, part of the toolbox needed for long-term preservation of digital material by 'memory institutions' like archives and libraries. Read More »

Got data, want Linked Data?

by Bill on 31 Mar 2010 in linked-data, projects, publishmydata

At Swirrl we're working on a new platform for publishing Linked Data. (It's called PublishMyData). It's still at an early stage and we'd like to test our ideas against the constraints and objectives of the people who we hope might make use of it. Read More »