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"Apart from the data blog with tons of free data tables, the World Government Data store telling us where to find open government data, the COINS database, and full fat RSS feeds what have the guardian ever done for us? Well yes obviously the content api... the content api goes without saying." Starting from this question, Michael will present how to use what The Guardian has done for us with their APIs to Open Data
As keen hackers Jez and his group wanted to experiment with uses for geographical data. When they found that there wasn't very much interesting license free geographical Open Data available, they decided to build their own. Openplaques.org is intended as a catalyst for external projects, which use it's APIs, and as an example of an Open Data collection system. This session will cover the openplaques site, the issues that it raises, Jez's experiences with building Open Data, and the external projects.
10th–11th September 2010