London Borough Data Partnership
Next Friday (22/5) sees us host the third in our series of London Borough Data Partnership meetings. The Data Partnership was founded to help us collaborate more and share/organise/structure our data better. With this is mind we have an exciting line-up of speakers from the national data portal (www.data.gov.uk) – on the latest plans for the National Information Infrastructure for open data – and the pioneering Leeds Datamill – on the challenges of running an open data portal and how to prove its worth. We’ve also been pretty busy ourselves and have plenty to share on work with the Mayor’s 2050 Infrastructure Plan; Innovate UK and Horizon 2020 bids; and our brand new MyLondon web application built using our own datastore.
In the spirit of collaboration, we’re keen to work with all 33 London Boroughs to deliver practical solutions that can help solve some of London’s challenges. With this in mind: we’re all busy publishing data for our own boundaries but can we begin to merge some of these and build more useful London-wide datasets? If so, which ones? Where should we start? In most cases the challenges faced by London’s public services do not stop at the administrative boundaries and neither should the data that can inform the solutions.
So please do come along, ask questions, contribute and share! You can register here.
Although this event is only open to the London Boroughs we are keen to engage with all sectors, whether you are London data consumers, creators or potential collaborators. If you would be interested in attending a future datastore event, do please contact us.
City Data Team