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 22 May 2010

Location, size and cost of motorcycle parking bays

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Posted by: Thomas Muirhead

Public Sector Information Holder: Local authorities

Information Asset: Location, size and cost of motorcycle parking bays

The problem

The problem is that it is seemingly impossible to find out where motorcycle parking bays are. There is one private company providing a map of motorcycle parking bays and they seem to be provided the information which is unavailable to everyone else.

My ideal solution

The ideal solution would be for the location, size and cost of all motorcyle bays be provided in spreadsheet format.

What I would do

Build a free application to allow people to find motorcycle parking bays across the UK.

Posted at Saturday, 22 May 2010 10:40:17 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 21 May 2010

Vehicle Enquiry from License Plate

Posted in: Driving Standards Agency | XML              

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Posted by: Andrew Spoor

Public Sector Information Holder: DVLA

Information Asset: Vehicle Enquiry from License Plate

The problem

The information I require is currently available through the following DVLA website form... http://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/application?origin=vehicleEnquiryInfo_en.jsp&event=bea.portal.framework.internal.portlet.event&pageid=Vehicle+Enquiry&portletid=VehicleEnquiry&portletns=VehicleEnquiry_en&wfevent=link.next

My ideal solution

Is it possible to access this data through a live feed? XML for instance.

What I would do

Provide a facility for customers to lookup car details given license plate numbers. Primarily to facilitate spares ordering.

Posted at Friday, 21 May 2010 10:43:56 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [1] #   

Contract award data for each contract awarded via each OGC framework

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Posted by: Christian Hugo

Public Sector Information Holder: OGC

Information Asset: Contract award data for each contract awarded via each OGC framework

The problem

The OGC frameworks seek to deliver value for money and often do. However, the lack of transparency on which public bodies have awarded contracts under these frameworks stifles competition, reduces transparency and costs the private sector a disproportionate amount of money in sales and marketing activity, which in turn is passed on to the end customers they ultimately supply to.By not publishing contract award notices under the framework, the lack of visible knowledge to the private sector creates a disincentive to target public bodies. The more they know about the potential for supply, the more motivated they become to compete for that business.

My ideal solution

We would like to create an electronic feed from OGC's framework procurement hub run by Bravo Solutions that updates our site with news on contract awards, which in turn is fed by our news channel to industry.

What I would do

We would provide access to individual contract data on a free of charge basis to the general public. companies could also look up a specific contract award. if they wanted a regular knowledge service we would seek to sell them our software allowing them to create a better sales pipeline based on knowing when customers current contracts are coming to and end, at which point they will clearly be looking to place a new contract. this would save the private sector huge time and money, which in turn could be passed to the customer. it also supports the government's financial and spend transparency programme.

Posted at Friday, 21 May 2010 10:42:05 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [1] #   

 19 May 2010

Driving Test Centres, Test Routes and Pass Rate statistics

Posted in: Driving Standards Agency              

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Posted by: Peter Schofield

Public Sector Information Holder: Driving Standards Agency

Information Asset: Driving Test Centres, Test Routes and Pass Rate statistics

The problem

The 'Find Your Nearest' function on direct.gov.uk provides links through to the DSA website - http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/FindYourNearest/index.htm

It would be useful for this information to be made available via data.gov.uk - particularly driving test centre details, including test centre routes and the pass rates for each stage of driving examination. (This information does appear on the DSA results pages, but only for 2008/2009 at the time of writing. Throughput would be a useful measure too.)

My ideal solution

I would like to see this data released via data.gov.uk.

Test routes would be useful in a geoformat where they could be overlaid onto the recently released data from the Ordnance Survey.

Pass rates would be useful in a format where they could be sorted/filtered by percentage, etc.

The test centre general information such as appointment availability, addresses, etc. would be useful to add context to the routes/pass rates.

A more detailed breakdown of pass rates, throughput, demographics (M/F, age, etc.) for each centre would also be appreciated.

What I would do

It would be interesting to validate some of the caveats listed on http://www.dsa.gov.uk/content.asp?id=13105 against other publically-accessible datasets (ONS, etc.).

Mapping test routes would be useful to provide context for interested parties to understand the routes more clearly - whilst the PDFs provide this already in text format, they would be more immediately understandable as a map.

Posted at Wednesday, 19 May 2010 10:45:16 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [1] #   

 10 May 2010

Draft Results 2010 General Election

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Posted by: Richard Cosgrave

Public Sector Information Holder: Electoral Commission

Information Asset: Draft results of General Election 6th May 2010

The problem

I would like to be able to see the results (as declared on the night/following day) of the General Election held on 6th May 2010. I'm not too interested in waiting months for the EC to produce their audited results. Have found something unsatisfactory (but still appreciated) on the Guardian website but would have expected the Civil Service to have produced something by now.

My ideal solution

A single-sheet spreadsheet with parties/candidate and associated votes forming the columns the rows and constituencies forming the rows.

What I would do

I want to examine the effect of the minority parties on the election.

Posted at Monday, 10 May 2010 09:06:44 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [1] #   

 4 May 2010

Current Principle Biological Importance List

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Posted by: John Martindale

Public Sector Information Holder: Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act

Information Asset: Current Principle Biological Importance List (England)

The problem

The OPSI Web site on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act (2006) has a search box which if filled in with "Biological Importance Lists" throws me back to the section in the act which deals with the opperation of the list and not the current list and there is no link to help me find such.- I will now try to see if I can find anything under the Joint Conservation Cmmittee or Biodiversity

My ideal solution

Information on where to find a current "Species or Principle Biological Importance List.

What I would do

Use it to be able to comment on environmental matters.

Posted at Tuesday, 04 May 2010 09:57:44 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [1] #