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 20 August 2008

Case Law

Posted in: ATOM Feed | REST API              

37 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Francis Irving

Public Sector Information Holder: HM Court Service

Information Asset: Case law

The problem

Case law is a vital part of British law, which it is necessary to have access to in order to understand and obey the law.

Some case law is published via the independent charity BAILII. However, it is essentially proprietary information.

BAILII prevent it from being accessible to the general public via standard search engines, and prevent reuse in imaginative new projects.

My ideal solution

Publication of all case law by all courts on either the court, or the court service, website.

Failing that, simply publishing the same raw feed of decisions which is sent to BAILII would be excellent.

What I would do

Initially, simply enjoy all the new people finding decisions with search engines.

Others will create simple email alerting and RSS projects, to help people keep abreast of new cases.

Later, feed all the data into projects such as the Free Legal Web.

Posted at Wednesday, 20 August 2008 20:53:07 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 18 August 2008

Points of interest data

Posted in: Mapping | Ordnance Survey | Trading Fund              

9 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Daniel Yates

Public Sector Information Holder: Ordnance Survey

Information Asset: Points of interest data

The problem

Ordnance Survey hold an extensive database of UK points of interest classified into hundreds of different categories.

The minimum value for a 'specific use contract' is £5k, making the database inaccessible to all but the best-funded sites.

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/products/pointsofinterest/

My ideal solution

Either free data or, taking into account the cost of collection, variable pricing depending on the nature and quantity of records in each dataset.

What I would do

Use certain POI data in mashup form.

Posted at Monday, 18 August 2008 19:54:37 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 14 August 2008

Primary school counts

Posted in: DCSF              

1 Supporter so far - add your name

Posted by: Amrdeep Singh

Public Sector Information Holder: DCSF

Information Asset: Primary school counts

The problem

I need counts of primary schools at postcode sectors/district level to create franchises for companies that market their products/services at primary school age children.

My ideal solution

As above.

What I would do

Use it in territory mapping/design.

Posted at Thursday, 14 August 2008 19:42:10 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 13 August 2008

COI News Distribution Service

Posted in: ATOM Feed | XML              

27 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Justin Kerr-Stevens, www.extendedreach.wordpress.com

Public Sector Information Holder: COI News Distribution Service

Information Asset: All Government News Releases

The problem

There are only selective, if any, news releases enabled with RSS/ATOM feeds on COI's News Distribution Service.

My ideal solution

Flick the switch and let the public subscribe via RSS/ATOM.

What I would do

More of this: www.twitter.com/hmgov

Posted at Wednesday, 13 August 2008 07:30:46 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [4] #   

 8 August 2008

Administrative boundaries for UK

Posted in: Mapping | Ordnance Survey | Trading Fund              

17 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Bill Chadwick, wheresthepath.googlepages.com

Public Sector Information Holder: Ordnance Survey

Information Asset: Administrative boundaries for UK

The problem

Community web mashups like FixMyStreet need to be able to attribute issues to a local authority/council by geographic location.

My ideal solution

Local council/authority bondary GIS polygon data to be in the public domian - free for any use.

What I would do

Build a 'TrafficRant' site where issues with local traffic flow can be logged by the public and brought to the attention of the appropriate local authority.

Posted at Friday, 08 August 2008 07:28:59 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [1] #