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 23 February 2010

FCO Travel Advice by Country

Posted in: XML | FCO              

2 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Damien Anderson

Public Sector Information Holder: Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Information Asset: Travel Advice by Country

The problem

Providing this data in a structured format, live via XML feed for instance, would enable the data to be surfaced across the internet just in time for consumers. For example, flight or holiday booking websites could draw in the advisory as a part of their search, booking and or confirmation processes.

My ideal solution

I believe the ideal solution would be to make the data available as real time XML feed.

What I would do

Build it into the functions of a travel planning portal.

Posted at Tuesday, 23 February 2010 13:39:43 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [1] #   

 17 February 2010

Postcode look up for new electoral constituency boundaries

Posted in: Ordnance Survey | Royal Mail              

1 Supporter so far - add your name

Posted by: Frances Harrison

Public Sector Information Holder: Election Commission

Information Asset: Postcode look up for new 2010 electoral constituency boundaries including Northern Ireland, matched to 2005 boundaries.

The problem

Currently not available for commercial gain and nobody replied to my email to electionmaps to discuss a license.

My ideal solution

Free up political data before the elections.

What I would do

I would use this to spread information about the candidates in the forthcoming election.

Posted at Wednesday, 17 February 2010 08:39:01 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

Pay scale comparators

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1 Supporter so far - add your name

Posted by: Lynne Lanigan

Public Sector Information Holder: Slough Borough Council

Information Asset: Nursery nurses and Teachers assistants pay scale comparators

The problem

I am a nursery nurse employed by Slough Borough Council following a equal pay claim. I am seeking information about scale comparators.

My ideal solution

The ideal solution is to get the correct information regarding pay comparators to win the equal pay claim.

What I would do

I would inform the union who is dealing with the equal pay claim.

Posted at Wednesday, 17 February 2010 08:34:31 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 8 February 2010

NHS Organisation IDs

Posted in: Mapping | NHS Information Centre | Statistics              

1 Supporter so far - add your name

Posted by: James Turner

Public Sector Information Holder: NHS

Information Asset: NHS Organisation IDs

The problem

I'm trying to get the NHS data into my data warehouse. I'm unable to compare it because the NHS uses OrgID and doesn't offer a translation table with addresses so I cannot place these areas roughly on a map. It's the same story with national statistics which use region 'codes' instead of postcodes.

My ideal solution

Lookup tables to be released to allow the integration of this data.

What I would do

Integrate the data into my Business Intelligence solution.

Posted at Monday, 08 February 2010 14:47:29 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 7 February 2010

Digital boundaries

Posted in: data.gov.uk | Licensing | Statistics              

6 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Feargal Hogan

Public Sector Information Holder: ONS

Information Asset: Digital boundaries

The problem

The Office for National Statistics holds a large set of geographical boundary data - administrative, electoral, statistical, health and other datasets - most of which is available on CD free of charge to the general public, but only on request.

Details here:
http://www.ons.gov.uk/about-statistics/geography/products/boundaries/index.html

If it is free, why can't it be made available for download? Surely that would reduce admin costs?

My ideal solution

Each dataset available from the ONS website by clicking a button.

What I would do

I would mashup with data.gov.uk datasets to understand what is happening in my local area.

Posted at Sunday, 07 February 2010 14:44:34 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [1] #