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Open Data Day

Saturday 7th March is Open Data Day.

This is an annual celebration of open data all over the world and a great opportunity to raise awareness and show the benefits of open data (efficiency, transparency, innovation and economic growth).

Here in Calderdale we have proactively embraced Open Data, putting it at the heart of our Digital and ICT Strategy and working to become ‘open by default’.

We have published 278 datasets on Calderdale DataWorks, on a wide range of topics such as business rates, spending, schools, climate and air quality, workforce, health, population and sports. We also have a number of projects; including ‘Climate Emergency’, ‘Indices of Deprivation’ and ‘We are Calderdale’.

We have also developed a range of interactive Dashboards on 9 different themes ranging from Anti poverty to Air Quality. Dashboards visualise the data and allows users to filter on the data they would like to see; whether this is data relating to a specific reporting period or a ward area within Calderdale.

We also publish data driven by demand through regular FOI requests, to support our local priorities and to inform innovation events in the thriving digital sector locally and regionally. As founding members of ODI Leeds, we collaborate with partners in the public and private sector on projects, hacks and innovation labs on key issues such as flooding, air quality, sport and physical activity, highways and transport.

Watch our video about DataWorks and find out how DataWorks supports the work we do and how better use of data benefits Calderdale Council and its residents.

ODI Leeds are hosting an event ‘There’s A Map For That’ on Saturday 7th March 2020 to celebrate Open Data Day. This will be a causal drop in style event about open data and mapping, where they will be sharing useful tools and resources. If you are interested in mapping data, more about the event can be found here.