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Category: scotland

Smart Data Hack Edinburgh

by Sarah on 14 Apr 2014 in learning, open-data, scotland

In February, our very own Bill went to advise at the Smart Data Hack in Edinburgh. This was a 5 day undergraduate event and we put up a prize of £250 for the best app that used government data ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Scottish Linked Data Hack Day Report

by Bill on 12 Jul 2011 in hackday, linked-data, open-data, scotland, scotland

We had another successful Scottish Linked Data hackday last week. Around a dozen keen linked data folks spent a day at Inspace, part of the Edinburgh University Informatics Forum, working away on a variety of linked data projects. Several more folks joined for the end of day presentations and discussion session. Read More »

Scottish Linked Data Hack Day Report

by Bill on 12 Jul 2011 in hackday, linked-data, open-data, scotland, scotland

We had another successful Scottish Linked Data hackday last week. Around a dozen keen linked data folks spent a day at Inspace, part of the Edinburgh University Informatics Forum, working away on a variety of linked data projects. Several more folks joined for the end of day presentations and discussion session. Read More »

Swirrl Gets SMARTer

by Bill on 27 Jul 2010 in announcements, funding, publishmydata, scotland

We're pleased to say that we have recently received a grant from Scottish Enterprise via itsSMART:Scotland programme, which provides support for small and medium businesses to carry out innovative R&D projects. The money will help us in the process of developing our new PublishMyData linked data publishing platform. Read More »

Scottish Linked Data Interest Group

by Bill on 24 May 2010 in linked-data, opinion, scotland

At the recent Open Knowledge Scotland meeting, Paola di Maio suggested setting up a Scottish interest group on linked data. Jeff Pan and I agreed with her and we decided to give it a try. I've volunteered to organise the first meeting. We know that there's a lot of interesting work going on in Scotland in this field and we want to provide an informal forum for people in the area to get together and exchange ideas - and hopefully encourage others to get involved. Read More »