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Theo Blackwell @LDN_CDO
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Post & thread about city-wide open data 👇@LDN_data London Datastore is 9 today 🎂 - London's open data-sharing portal where anyone can access data relating to the capital - here's a quick recap of open data in London, driven by @LDN_gov City Hall…
Launched in January 2010​, the Datastore originally hosted some 200 datasets - now it has over 800 📈, with over 50k/month users from government, business, media, academia & civil society.
We believe London has a fine history of publishing open data & we think more can be done to exploit the value of wider ‘city data’. So the Datastore started focusing on wider sets of data, from boroughs & pvt data, placing a greater emphasis on city-wide collaboration.
We started testing this in our Witan project with @MastodonC drawing together datasets that predict demand for housing in London’s 33 boroughs.…
London Schools Atlas illustrates perfectly the power of accessing previously locked-up data & using it in innovative ways to help solve real world problems like enough pupil places, or deciding which local school for your kids.
Another e.g. is the London Infrastructure Map: an interactive tool to explore current & future development and infrastructure projects. It helps parties to work together effectively to plan the phasing of projects — reducing disruptions & costs
Bringin open & other types of data together enables us to look at more complex issues like night-time economy, the impact of cultural events or the economic benefits of investing cycling in London…
The smart city of the future involves real-time metrics, data analytics & services focused on the needs of the citizen. London’s constitution means a federated approach to city data, a web of relationships between data hubs all linked together with common purpose & standards
In 2019 we will be making it even easier to use the Datastore for a wider range of audiences - so that people can go directly to an answer to their question, using the findings from a GLA digital service standard review to guide us
All working to deliver @MayorofLondon pledge "to bring data from across London’s boroughs and public agencies together, and opening it up to enable quicker decision making, better services, more efficient government, and greater transparency.”
Our work can be followed on the Smart London Report Card…
P.s. there's a great post on the origins of the Datastore here… by @emercoleman
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