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Latest dates for free Open Data masterclasses

16 September 2014

Ordnance Survey is pleased to announce details on the latest series of free open data masterclasses, giving developers the chance to get to grips with digital mapping data and understand how it can support their businesses, products, services and applications.

OpenData masterclass in progress

The series of popular masterclasses support the latest GeoVation Challenge, which is asking for solutions on ‘How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?’ The latest challenge is being run in partnership with Land Registry and it is hoped that the masterclasses will help people gain a greater understanding of open data and the tools and techniques to use open datasets.

Ian Holt, Ordnance Survey Developer Programme Manager, said: “This is the sixth series of masterclasses we have run with around 1,000 people benefiting from the sessions so far. The masterclasses combine theory and practical sessions, giving users the chance to use open datasets from Land Registry, Ordnance Survey and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

“Attendees can expect to follow the journey of downloading the data, importing it into open source software and mashing with other open datasets to provide analysis. This class is ideal for those new to working with location data or anyone wishing to brush up on their skills.”

Open to anyone, whether entering the GeoVation Challenge or just wanting to develop their skills generally, the sessions run from 9.30 am until 4.00 pm. There are up to 40 places at each sessions. Locations and dates of the sessions:

Just click on the relevant link above to reserve your space.

For more information on the latest GeoVation Challenge, and to understand how you could win a share of £101,000 in funding to make your idea a reality, visit: www.geovation.org.uk

Contact us

For more information:

Contact: Rob Andrews, Head of Corporate Communications

Email: robert.andrews@ordnancesurvey.co.uk

Phone: (+44) 023­ 8005 5562

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