Open data: Challenges & Opportunities

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Using data to make a difference to a community or a local area - Do It Yourself Data Store!

Birmingham: 15 July 2010

The UK West Midlands Regional Observatory (WMRO) organised and held an event titled: Open Data: Challenges & Opportunities, that was held in Birmingham on the 15th July 2010. The for the day included nine presentations that presented open data initiatives in Birmingham, Lichfield, Walsall, and Warwickshire amongst others.

A news topic on the day has been published on the West Midlands Regional Observatory blog that states:.

An extract from the news topic states:

“I was struck by a number of people passionate about using data to make a difference to their community or local area. From Will Perrin’s use of public data on his Kings Cross Environment site to fix street lights, combat drug dealing and remove abandoned cars through to local council officers such as Stuart Harrison at Lichfield District Council using innovative techniques, such as “My Area“, to help people access data from a number of sources.”


Presentations published:

DIY Data Store presented by William Perrin

West Midlands Regional Observato