And the winners are ...
Congratulations to everyone who was involved in submitting ideas. Apparently there has been some other contest this week, but the one that has had us excited is who is going to win Show Us A Better Way?
Well after a long and fraught session of judging, the Taskforce managed to narrow down the shortlist to 5 ideas we will build, 5 ideas we will support and 4 models we would like to see built upon.
We would like to thank the Guardian and the Free Our Data blog for their help in garnering a people's vote to bring extra ideas to the judging meeting.
The overall winner for the best idea will be announced in the next few days (so don't delete your favourites yet). In the meantime, lease use the comments sections of the ideas to help us refine the ideas and even volunteer to help with development!
As announced this morning in the Guardian the winners are:
Ideas where we hope to create a fully working tool
Ideas where we will develop the idea further
Prototypes we will be funding to be developed further
- UK School Maps (showing where the UK’s schools are - building on data released for the competition by the Department for Children, Schools and Families);
- School Guru, which helps determine whether your child could get into a school (in Hertfordshire only at present);
- Where’s the Path, with an Ordnance Survey map and Google Maps satellite picture of any spot; and
- UK Wreck Map, showing the location of undersea wrecks around Britain’s coast.