The tragic Grenfell tower fire in West London has brought to the fore an excellent local action group blog for the area that, for years had been raising fire safety problems. The media and twitter are all over the blog as they pore through the clear … [Read more...] about Hyperlocal blog can help hold power to account in tower block blaze
A meeting of the embryonic Automatic Number Plate Recognition privacy advisory group on 10 November was told that the Metropolitan Police are planning to delete of some 4 billion items of vehicle movement data, most held years beyond their retention … [Read more...] about Police planning to delete billions of personal journey records
What opportunities could there be for the UK digital sphere as we transit to Brexit? Can the UK act more nimbly than the 27 in evolving its rules better to suit the fast moving digital space as we fork from the EU legislative body? In transition … [Read more...] about Opportunities for digital society and industry arising from a UK exit from the EU?
The Open Data Services team produced in the first development sprint some prototype code that demonstrates that critical parts of the Local News Engine concept work at the most basic level (code on GitHub). That is to say: 1 - It is possible to … [Read more...] about Early proof of concept for Local News Engine
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