WRITTEN ON July 15th, 2005 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Design: Co-creation, Online Maps, What do we want?
Put publicly available UK data on the map and win a you-centric geographical prize!
I’m delighted to announce the first ever Ideal Government prize competition.
To win the prize, hack together some government data with a free online map, and send a short description and a link to Ideal Government during July or August. Show us what’s possible in terms of locating public-sector data (schools, crimes, hazardous waste dumps, high-spending councils, whatever) on maps as easy to use as Google.
The best service in the opinion of the judges wins. Any copyright material remains the (c) of the licence holders – I expect it will all be (cc) or public domain anyway. So if you’re crafty enough to link UK public service data with an online map…show us what’s possible! Help connect Whitehall with the online underworld!
Five lucky winners will each receive a personalised full-scale full-sized Ordnance Survey map (Explorer or Landranger) centred on your home or anywhere you want in Britain. These specially prepared OS Select map prizes are kindly donated by Ordnance Survey.*
Don’t delay! Hack a public service data map today! Details below, and some links to get you going on the sidebar.* Thanks to Vanessa Lawrence at Ordnance Survey
Results will be posted to Ideal Government. Judges decision is final. “Best” means taking into account the elegance of the service and how useful, original or interesting it is. No cash alternative. Endless correspondence will be entered into – that’s what this blog is about.