26.4.18 Pioneering Wales: #Cymraeg2050 Technology Cardiff innovation event

Hi! The #mapioCymru ‘Mapping for Wales’ project has been invited to talk about openstreetmap.cymru at an innovation event this Thursday 26th April from 3pm at the Tramshed, Cardff.  This is an end-of-project event organised by our sponsors at the Welsh Government so we’re looking forward to seeing what the other invitees have been up to, […]

Mapping your Square Mile…

How to #mapioCymru ! This is how to begin: Go to openstreetmap.org Register a user name by using your email, facebook or Google account etc. Start using openstreetmap.org under your username & start mapping! Adding a Welsh language name Let’s say that you’d like to add the Welsh language version of a street name, e.g. […]

Putting Cymru on the Map

ODI Cardiff node’s the score! We’re all one step closer to listening to a Welsh speaking Sat Nav thanks to the Open Data Institute Cardiff, who are currently working on a ground-breaking initiative to populate the map of Cymru/Wales with its original, Welsh language names (with the possible exception of Swansea = Sven’s Sea, which […]

ODI Cardiff’s Mapping for Wales update

As we announced in November, we’ve received funding from the Welsh Government in order to produce an online Welsh language interface of OSM [Open Street Map].   1st Progress report  We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve already recruited a mapping infrastructure developer for our #MapioCymru project: Carl Morris has agreed to be our online […]

How easy is it for voters in Wales to find out where to vote?

Where do I vote? A small social enterprise called Democracy Club develops tools to make it easier for UK citizens to exercise their vote effectively. One of these tools is “Where do I vote?” Give it your postcode and it tells you which polling station you should go to. Where do I vote? is apparently one of […]

The people of Wales should be able to benefit from open data in Welsh procurement

Wales has a National Procurement Service (NPS) which is there “to enable the Welsh public sector to collaborate more closely in procuring goods and services”. The NPS is in the midst of supplier engagement on a new framework to cover digital services. Given the existing UK frameworks for digital services this may or may not be […]

The Cambrian News helps readers understand the attendance of their councillors

We’d like to highlight a nice piece of data journalism from Ceredigion. Cambrian News reporter Caleb Spencer wanted to make the information on councillors’ attendance at meetings more accessible to his readers. He created a visualisation in CartoDB which breaks the information down by ward. The full article How does your councillor’s attendance record stack up? […]

Who owns our data infrastructure?

Data is the raw material that will help us meet 21st century challenges: to reduce friction in our economy, increase our sustainability and create opportunities to innovate. Our data infrastructure is as important as our physical infrastructure. A strong data infrastructure will increase interoperability and collaboration, efficiency and productivity in public and private sectors, nationally […]

What are ODI Nodes: Creating a global network

The ODI Nodes are an important part of our global network. The last year has seen significant growth: we have welcomed Rio, Devon, Queensland and Athens to the community; our first group of nodes have become ODI registered trainers; our community of nodes have collaborated with us to deliver global projects; and the network is […]