Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Excuse me, where is the toilet (data)?

Friday 05 September 2014, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

The Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE


The Great British Public Toilet Map is an on-going project to map the UK's public toilets using open data. It began in 2010 when only one council was publishing toilet data and is soon to relaunch with a database of over 5000 facilities. Gail Ramster describes an outsider's pursuit of local council open data and the obstacles encountered, including Ordnance Survey licensing, FOI legislation and the need for a standard format.

Ramster is a Research Associate at Royal College of Art working on people-centred design research.

Photo:SuSanA Secretariat (CC by 2.0)

Read a blog post on Gail's talk here