Category Archives: Open Data

FOSS4G – a developers review part 1

As well as being part of the Local organising committee, EDINA sent a number of developers to FOSS4G.  In the first of a series of guest posts we find out what the developers thought of the event and what they … Continue reading

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GISRUK 2013 – Liverpool

GISRUK 2013 was hosted by The University of Liverpool between April 3rd – 5th.  The conference kicked off with a Keynote presentation from Paul Longley. Paul is well known for his long research career and his excellent text books which … Continue reading

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Geospatial API’s and other tools for developers

Since the release of Open data back in 2010, and through the rise of mobiles and the App, the use of spatial data by developers has increased significantly.  Spatial data is no longer the preserve of the geospatial scientists, it … Continue reading

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100 years after Scott

This week marks the 100 year anniversary of Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. I would imagine that you all know who Scott was and what happened on his final attempt to reach the South Pole before Amundsen, if you need … Continue reading

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New National Library of Scotland map sheet viewer

Those interested in open source graphic index applications – or in viewing historic map series of Scotland – may be interested in the new Sheet Viewer on the National Library of Scotland maps website. The Viewer allows a choice of … Continue reading

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VectorMap district Beta released

Ordnance Survey have recently release the next version of their VectorMap District product. This can be considered a Beta release which replaces the Alpha version that was release in April 2010 as part of the initial OS OpenData package. So … Continue reading

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Great visulisation of open data

I stummbled upon this great example of data visulisation on Twitter from @monkchips. It has been put together by the Open Knowledge Foundation and shows the energy production and consumption of European Countries from 1997-2008. The data itself is a … Continue reading

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Open data – one year on

Just a short post today.  Open data has been with us for almost a year now, but how successful has it been at delivering what it aimed to? Well the first thing to define i suppose is what exactly Open … Continue reading

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