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Chipping away at the energy data silo – part 1

As the title suggests, this is the first of two somewhat technical posts describing my experiences of pulling energy data from smart meters across the University of Lincoln (UoL) campus for LiSC's Electro-Magnates (EM) project. I felt it might be useful or interesting for others to read as a blog ...

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Open Data Bonanza

There has been much talk recently of the potential use and impact of open data at LiSC including  our attendance at an open data master class and a visit from Tony Hirst, a leading UK open data advocate, at a joint LiSC and LNCD meeting. This ...

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MashMyGov.Org Government Data Mashup Generator – the next big idea is here, somewhere…

MashMyGov is a brainstorming tool that randomly chooses two open data sources from Data.Gov.UK and automatically suggests provocative web applications that could be made using them. The application allows members of the public to more easily understand, and engage with, the enormous amount of available data that is now made ...

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Fearsquare.com – How dangerous is your life?

What is it? LiSC are currently conducting a study based on people's perception of crime using an individuals location data (Foursquare) and crime statistics driven by the Police.Uk website. If you're interested then head over to Fearsquare.com and see ...

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Electro-Magnates – Public Energy API and Project Progress

It has been quite a while since we posted an update on our Electro-Magnates project so here goes! The project is progressing along nicely and has reached another ‘technical’ milestone. Using Windows Communication Foundation, we have built a Restful API that exposes the University of Lincoln’s near-real-time ...

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Journal Club 28.01.2010 – Data.Gov.UK

With the release of new transparent data from data.gov.uk we at LiSC were buzzing with new research ideas. The new open data website allows members of the public to search open data sets released by the Government in order to generate new and interesting applications to aid ...

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