Value Of Open Data

There are numerous examples illustrating how data is being used to properly drive policy to enhance the lives of Londoners, create new businesses and answer city problems. Click on one of the images below to read more…

 

London Schools Atlas Projections show we may need up to 4,000 extra primary classes across the capital by the end of the decade. The pattern of which schools serve each area is extremely complicated, but for the first time, educational planners and parents are able to see the picture across London using the Schools Atlas. As well as catchments, the map shows school performance data and population projects for school age children.

The most popular use of London’s Open Data has been the creation of mobile journey planning apps.

The GLA has launched an interactive map of more than 130 start-up friendly office spaces and 200 artist studios to help SMEs find the right type of space. Users can search by factors including price, length of stay and types of business already in the building. Providers of workspaces are encouraged to keep this a live database. This data has been published to help SMEs themeselves but will also be used by the London Enterprise Partnership to inform future investment.

The ability to understand the changing characteristics of London’s population is crucial to decision making.
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The LDD brings together information about all key developments across London since 2004.

The boundaries within London have been split and merged over hundreds of years as the city has grown. Whereabouts uses over 200 data sets to group like-minded people and similar places providing a fresh view.

An open source demographic classification has been developed by the GLA and UCL. Based on Census, it is available to support the planning of services, Try our portal to understand how the groups are made up

The ability to understand the characteristics and its population is crucial to decision making.

The ability to understand the characteristics and its population is crucial to decision making.

The ability to understand the characteristics and its population is crucial to decision making.