Friday lunchtime lecture: Open data is more than just putting it out there!

Friday 10 July 2015, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

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

Friday lunchtime lectures at the Open Data Institute.

You bring your lunch, we provide tea & coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

As the growth in Open Data published by government continues to accelerate, the need to underpin this with high quality and maintained geospatial data has never been greater. In Great Britain, open geospatial data has been ubiquitously available from Ordnance Survey, the National Mapping Agency since 2010. For this talk a range of case studies will be presented that demonstrate the application of this open data in support of successful initiatives that deliver economic growth, increased public sector transparency and citizen inspired social good.

David Henderson is the Head of Data Products at Ordnance Survey. He has worked across most of Ordnance Survey’s commercial and government customer groups before leading the management and future development of Ordnance Survey’s geospatial content and data products - including OS’s Open Data product portfolio. David is also the Chair of the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) and a regular speaker at industry events.