9th March 2012

Free masterclasses to learn how to make the most of open data


We’re fast approaching the two-year anniversary of the release of OS OpenData, which gave more access to free, unrestricted Ordnance Survey mapping than ever before.ianh3

We’re giving you the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of open data, and the tools and techniques to use open datasets, through a series of free masterclasses run by GeoVation and supported by Horizon Digital Economy Research. This follows on from the success of our two previous series or open data masterclasses.

The masterclasses will combine theory and practical sessions and give you the chance to try free-to-use open datasets on data.gov.uk, including OS OpenData. You’ll learn a range of techniques, from data collection and processing, to data analysis and map visualisation. As well as OS OpenData, you’ll have time to use open datasets from government departments and public-sector organisations including higher education, healthcare, transport and environment.

We’re offering up to 30 places at each masterclass, running from 9.30 am until 5.00 pm each day. Just click on the session link you’re interested in to reserve a spot.

16 March – Open University, Milton Keynes https://odmcmiltonkeynes.eventbrite.co.uk/

23 March – Technium OpTIC Centre, St Asaph https://odmcstasaph.eventbrite.co.uk/

26 March – University of Manchester https://odmcmanchester.eventbrite.co.uk/

27 March – Cardiff University https://odmccardiff.eventbrite.co.uk

29 March – Ordnance Survey, Southampton https://odmcsouthampton.eventbrite.co.uk

30 March – RGS (with IBG), London https://odmcrgs.eventbrite.co.uk/