15th December 2014

Positive feedback from our sixth series of OpenData Masterclasses

Luke Hampson

Throughout October, we ran our sixth series of OpenData Masterclasses, in collaboration with Land Registry. The events provided a free opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about OS OpenData to find out more; as well as acting as a warm-up for the current GeoVation Challenge – “How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places”.

With five dates throughout England and Wales, the classes aimed to teach people more about the types of datasets that are to be used in any winning GeoVation Housing Challenge venture.

From teaching the basics, such as how to access and download open data, through to using the information in an open-source software package to analyse where affordable housing exists in less deprived areas of the UK – the tutorials were written and designed to cater for a diverse range of classmates that flocked from different organisations, backgrounds and roles.

We wanted to share the post-event questionnaire results with you all, so here they are:

OpenData masterclass survey results chart

(See full size image here)

If you missed the classes but are interested in completing the exercises, we’re planning to publish the materials on our website early in 2015, so keep your eyes peeled here on the blog and @geovation for further news!