Friday lunchtime lecture: Using open data to map Greater Manchester

Friday 04 November 2016, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

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

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

Manchester Image: By Pixabay ((CC0 1.0)

This lunchtime lecture will provide an overview of how the local authorities in Greater Manchester have used open data to map the city region’s infrastructure and to provide a city-wide tool to understand social and infrastructure needs to support growth and development.

The session will cover how an idea for an online interactive map developed from ‘Just a map’ to an integral part of city planning in Greater Manchester. MappingGM has been developed over the last two years in-house by Greater Manchester and Salford City Council staff and has changed the way public sector staff use open geospatial data. MappingGM is also widely used by the development (physical as opposed web) industry and is continually being iterated by the small (2.5 people) MappingGM team.

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About Lucy Woodbine


Lucy Woodbine leads the team that developed MappingGM, she is the Principal Researcher for Planning and Research for New Economy, Greater Manchester’s strategy and research arm. Lucy has worked for New Economy for two and half years; prior to this she worked for a number of national housing providers.

Watch live

There will be a live feed of the lunchtime lecture from 1pm on Friday 28 October.