Owen Boswarva

Owen Boswarva




Global Open Data Index - United Kingdom insight (Open Knowledge, December 2015)

How far can we trust open data? (StatsLife, December 2014)

It's time for the private sector to release some open data too (StatsLife, September 2014)

The cost of unlocking economic potential from core reference data (Guardian Public Leaders, May 2013)


What does Brexit mean for open data in the UK? (quoted in Guardian article, July 2016)
(longer comments)

We are proposing to hand away property details at the very point journalists need them most (quoted in Paul Bradshaw post, May 2016)

Why do the Tories want to hide who owns our country's land? (mentioned in Guardian article, March 2016)

Environment Agency: Going open (mentioned in Open Data Institute report, December 2015)

Institute for Government Whitehall Monitor report (mentioned in Government Digital Service post, November 2015)

Criminal check needed for access to National Pupil Database (quoted in Schools Week article, November 2015)

Data in Whitehall: which UK departments are the least and most open? (quoted in Computerworld article, August 2015)

Open data in the UK: a job half done (quoted in Computerworld article, August 2015)

Does the UK need a chief data officer? (quoted in Guardian article, April 2015)
(longer comments)

Telcos need to release mobile information as open data, urges M&S innovation manager (quoted in Computing.co.uk article, February 2015)

What has open council data ever done for us? (quoted in City Metric article, December 2014)
(longer comments)

Government offers school pupil data to private companies (quoted in Wired UK article, April 2014)

How open data is being used to hack climate change (quoted in Guardian Professional article, April 2014)

Statistics and Open Data (quoted in PASC inquiry report, March 2014)

Top tweeters on local government data (mentioned in Guardian Public Leaders article, February 2014)

Environment Agency poised to open flood data to public (quoted in Guardian article, February 2014)

How Midata will affect business and consumers (quoted in Computer Weekly article, November 2012)

Free the green belt: a quest to map England's green belt (mentioned in Guardian Datablog article, August 2012)

Some old web apps etc.

Postcodes in Polygon
a demonstration tool that retrieves a list of postcodes based on a polygon area drawn on a map
(Great Britain only)

Price Paid Information
a demonstration tool that displays Land Registry open data on recent residental property transactions ('Price Paid information') on a map
(England and Wales only)

Inventory of Closed Mining Waste Facilities
a map of closed or abandoned mine waste facilities causing serious environmental impacts in England and Wales, based on data in an Environment Agency report
(England and Wales only)

a tool that graphs elevation between two or more points on a map