• Mapping Manchester crime data

    The team over at the Trafford Innovation Lab have been experimenting with pulling in data from Police.co.uk to add to their Ward profiles

  • Are PDF files open data?

    Over the weekend James Arthur Cattell (doer of open data and one of the organisers of@UKGovCamp, @ODCamp) asked for thoughts on PDFs and open data.

  • ePSI:2015 in review

    The European Public Sector Information portal (ePSI) has released a review of the highlights from the past year in the world of Open Data and PSI

  • MediaMill Gazette 46

    Open data camp, open data day, mapping the world and Die Hard with a vengeance!

  • MediaMill at NODA16/Tutki!2016 data journalism conference

    We’ve had a paper on the Media Mill project accepted at the joint NODA16 and Tutki!2016, which focus on best practices in data journalism and investigative journalism.

  • ODI:Open data in a day course

    The Open data Institute have made their Open Data in day course available online.

  • Media Mill Gazette 45

    Data Market Places, Vellum, Bara Brith and data cocktails. Go on then, if you’re offering.

  • Media Mill Gazette 44

    Power laws, ODI grants and invisible pants (well cloaks).

  • Media Mill Gazette 43

    Defra, pizza, musical GDP and David Icke. It’s your weekly tales of the unexpected Media Mill.

  • HebeWorks named one of the Top 50 Creative Companies For 2016

    Congratulations to MediaMill project partners HebeWorks who have been named one of the Top 50 creative companies in the UK by creative England.

  • TechcityInsider interview HEBE’s Mark Barrret

    TechCityinsider.net have a nice audio interview with Mark Barrett from MediaMill project partners HebeWorks. 

  • Solomon dashboard in the news

    HebeWorks’ Solomon dashboard  got a nice write-up from Journalism.co.uk yesterday picking up on Marks appearance at the HLDJ conference.

  • “You live here” York Open Data

    HebeWorks have published a lovely bit of data-driven storytelling using data from the York Open Data mill and postcards.

  • Everything you need to know about open data (and a bit more)

    Leeds Data Mill have published a really nice list of resources for explaining open dat a complied by Edafe Onerhime. It’s a great resource of the who, what, how and why of open data.

  • Media Mill Gazette 26

    Maltby moves to GDS data role, data coops, short films on open data and maps on tyres

  • Media Mill Gazette 25

    Conferences, open data and sharing resources, every genre of music mapped and hacking on a train!

  • Media Mill Gazette 24

    What’s next for community journalism, open data impact, sensors and IOT. Oh and maps on t-shirts.

  • #CJ15: What next for community journalism?

    Yesterday I spent a packed but interesting day at Cardiff Uni for the Centre for Community Journalism’s What next for community journalism conference. I was there to offer a quick overview of the Media Mill project (my presentation is online). It was a fascinating day with lots to mull over.

  • Media Mill Gazette 23

    The BBC, FOI and Open data (again) and hippo attacks!

  • Media Mill Gazette 22

    Lidar, air quality, internet of things and 3d Maps on your wall and more

  • Media Mill Gazette 21

    A bit later than usual (we were celebrating being 21)

  • Media Mill Gazette 20

    Air quality in Leeds. Accidents in Northern Ireland and Paleobiology Databases!

  • Storytellers of Leeds help shape Leeds City Dashboard

    A short write up of the workshop held in July introducing the Leeds dashboard to a panel of journalists and storytellers from in and around Leeds.

  • Media Mill Gazette 19

    More GDS departures, water, noise and where do the people of Manchester sound poorest.

  • 48 million rows of Open Data: Air Quality Leeds

    HebeWorks and the City Talking have published a new data-driven feature on Air Quality in Leeds. The interactive site takes environmental and air quality data from the Leeds Data Mill to create data visualisations.

  • Media Mill Gazette 18

    The cost of open data, InnovateUK money up for grabs and mapping open data…all that and a map of cheap beer around the world!

  • Local open data ecosystems – a prototype map

    Nesta have published new research that aims to highlight patterns in local authority open data publication

  • Media Mill Gazette 17

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] Neets, the UK economy on a dashboard and why dashboards get boring. Oh and some Chris Froome. [/aesop_content]

  • Who is using open data?

    Ben Worthy, blogging on the ODI site,  finds that looking at the most viewed and downloaded datasets for data.gov.uk raises more interesting questions than it answers

  • Media Mill Gazette 16

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] Welcome new subscribers. FOI under threat? Froome data and more [/aesop_content]

  • Presenting Open data to businesses

    As part of the general conversation around open data, I hear a lot about innovation by SME’s (small to medium size enterprises) – companies building their business on or with open data. I’ve been pondering whether the knowledge of open data amongst SME’s is up to making good on that promise

  • Media Mill Gazette 15

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] More government support for open data, live energy usage and money for using satellite images. [/aesop_content]

  • Media Mill Gazette 14

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] It’s your transport (including skateboards) themed Media Mill Gazette [/aesop_content]

  • Media Mill Gazette 13

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] Defra, open data driven journalism sites and the shock that I could have been called Sebastian [/aesop_content]

  • Media Mill Gazette 12

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] Conferences, guides and a chance to inform waste service strategy. [/aesop_content]

  • Media Mill Gazette 11

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] We’ve had to pick or portal or two…Funding, transport and cycle data. [/aesop_content]

  • Media Mill Gazette 10

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] We are 10! Open data, open government, tweeting potholes and data viz in Minecraft. [/aesop_content]

  • Media Mill Gazette 9

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] Now with extra Open Government HULK, its your weekly dose of Media Mill.  [/aesop_content]

  • How to run an Open Data Challenge

    Since 2013 Nesta has been running a series of open data challenges aimed at finding and supporting teams to develop products or services using open data for social good.  Now they’ve released a report on what they’ve learned so far.

  • Media Mill Gazette 8

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] Dashboards, conferences and beer based on demographics…it’s your weekly media mill mix. [/aesop_content]

  • Media Mill Gazette 7

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] Awards, air traffic, open data and more. [/aesop_content]

  • MediaMill Gazette 6

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] The post election edition: Open data, homogeneous maps and pondering on how big the market for open data could be. [/aesop_content]

  • Media Mill Gazette 5

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] The tour, how much open data government would cost under Labour, local. All that plus knitting and cheese (mapped!). [/aesop_content]

  • MediaMill Gazette 4:

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] Defra, pizza, musical GDP and David Icke. It’s your weekly tales of the unexpected Media Mill. [/aesop_content]

  • MediaMill Gazette 3: Launches, events, open data and the lyrics of Queen.

    ** York Data Launch I think pretty much everyone who gets this was at the event but for those of you who weren’t, it’s worth a mention. YorkOpenData (http://www.yorkopendata.org/) is up and running. It was nice to catch up with everyone and see some of the people Ian finds himself dealing with day-to-day. ** #Locadata15 […]

  • Open data overload:yorkopendata and #localdata15

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”]For the last week it’s feels like my life has been all about opendata. My immersion into the world of open data that started last Friday with my trip up to Leeds for the DataDive, continued with two events driven by open data. [/aesop_content]

  • Reflecting on the Leeds #Datadive

    [aesop_content color=”#333333″ background=”transparent” columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”center” floaterdirection=”up”] Last Friday night,  I found myself in a sun filled loft workshop in Leeds. All the people in the room seemed to be in one corner, but that’s where the (free) bar was.  Tables are set out in rows. Solid wood and rubber topped refugees from the re-fit of […]

  • MediaMill Gazette: Health, LocalTV, inequality and a visualizing skateboards! Just in time for lunch.

    ** MEDIA MILL GAZETTE: TWO ———————————————————— ** Health and open data: A quick case study ———————————————————— Some good coverage, online and in traditional media (the youtube video opposite), for a map of GP surgeries under pressure in Hampshire (http://gpmap.ubiapps.com/) , offers a good in point to a nice case study on local data use. A […]

  • MediaMill Gazette: A small roundup of open data interestingness

      ** Video: Open Data in the UK (http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/video-open-data-uk/107007/) ———————————————————— “One of our key outcomes we’re trying to achieve is growth of jobs and growth of entrepreneurship in West Sussex,” Mowbray said. “And I think open data is a really positive way of bringing businesses in to help with that and to help them to […]

  • Media Mill News 2

    ** The MediaMill Newsletter #2 ———————————————————— Welcome to the MediaMill newsletter. In this newsletter we look at data journalism, the start of tracking hyperlocals .There’s also a report on the open futures conference at the digital catapult and the usual collection of interesting links. ** Hyperlocal+Data = Hyperlocal data journalism Hyperlocal plays a big part […]