#OpenDefra

#OpenDefra

I posted this on the Defra Digital Blog on 25 June 2015: defradigital.blog.gov.uk   We’ve posted [here] on the Defra digital blog some of the stories about our data, data activities and data releases. Today our Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss set out her vision for the role of open data in the future of food, farming and the natural […]

Rivers of data

Rivers of data

I posted this on the Defra Digital Blog on 23 March 2015: defradigital.blog.gov.uk   This week sees some exciting steps forward in opening up useful data that support our understanding of rivers and providing data that local groups  interested in topics such as flood management and pollution control can access. OpenMap Water This week we should see the beta release of […]

Review the Open Data Maturity model

Review the Open Data Maturity model

I posted this on data.gov.uk on 5 March 2015:  data.gov.uk/blog   Defra’s Open Data & Transparency (OD&T) team is working with the Open Data Institute (ODI) to develop a Maturity Model to help public bodies to better understand their open data maturity. The maturity model that will help organisations assess their maturity as both publishers […]

Presenting at Universities UK

Presenting at Universities UK

On the 18th of November 2014 I had the privilege of presenting at the Universities UK – Seminar series: Creating value from open data. A YouTube recording and summary can be found on the Universities UK site.

WEEK 06 – 2014

the week beginning 3rd February ’14 (Week 6) We agreed the draft agenda for the Linking Geospatial Data workshop and sent out the invites. Next stop getting ready and planning the session I’m chairing on Earth Observations and the discussions at the end of the event. The Welsh Government hosted a face to face INSPIRE Architecture […]

WEEK 05 – 2014

the week beginning 27th January ’14 (Week 5) Monday was my lovely wife’s birthday. I was back at work on Tuesday after the girls had probably worn us both out with the excitement of a birthday. This week included reviewing papers for the Linking Geospatial Data workshop (#LGD14) . There were over 70 submissions for […]