Local News Engine is testing the theory that story leads can be found in local data where a newsworthy person or place is engaged in a newsworthy activity. And that the computer can find these potential leads quicker than manually reading hundreds … [Read more...] about What data are we using in Local News Engine?
I’ve watched a fair few people have a go at planning and council data aggregation and alerts over the years. The best was Chris Taggart’s Openly Local a fully open tool available to all. My approach with Local News Engine is not to provide a … [Read more...] about Local News Engine – assembling a team
It's coming, #TAL16 is heading back to its roots.We're heading back to Birmingham, not far from Digital Digbeth, where the Talk About Local story began back in 2009.In an event that will no doubt be bigger than #Speilberginbrum, we're … [Read more...] about #TAL16
The UK police forces' automatic number plate recognition systems form arguably the world's largest civilian surveillance system, taking about 1 billion number plate reads a year. Some years ago I was put on a panel to help the criminal justice … [Read more...] about ANPR – steps towards modern governance?
We are delighted to see people at last having fun with augmented reality software in the form of Pokemon Go. Talk About Local have been messing around with AR for years now and with the lovely Adrian Short we developed some software that makes it … [Read more...] about PokeLocal or Hypermon Go ? easy #hyperlocal augmented reality software
Sadiq Khan said 'I am determined to lead the most transparent, engaged and accessible administration London has ever seen' in the opening words of his speech at swearing in. I’ve been working on transparency for ten years now, much of it London … [Read more...] about How Sadiq Khan can make the London administration transparent