Andy Giggal is combining police crime data with parking data to produce a map of car parks with a high risk of car crime. This can potentially be used to develop an app or service and could also be used to by insurance services to inform their customers of safer places to park (and offer lower insurance premiums for those that follow the advice).
If you’d like to find out more about this project you can get in touch with Andy through the comments section below.
Daniel and Ian of Team Gangplank a test-project which aims to create a way for local authorities to import and play with their open data (and other peoples) without having to resort to using proprietary (and costly) software.
If you have any suggestions or would like to get in touch with the team, you can do so via Twitter (or leave a comment below).
Joe Dreimann describing the Little Kelham project started at Hack the City. The project aims to develop better ways to help people find their daily routes (transport, cycling or walking). The project will continue after Hack the City and will be meeting in Sheffield over the coming months. If you’d like more information, get in touch (especially if you’re Stubbs).
Team Joe are an impressive bunch of students from Sheffield Hallam University, they are Joe Fletcher (of the `Team Joe’ title), Ste Prescott, Jonny Booker and Tom Widdowson. Their project uses the Police open data API and they hope to get an iOS built today and a Windows phone version built tomorrow.
If you’d like to find out more about their project you can contact Ste or Tom via Twitter or on Github.
John Moss and Eppo Heemstra are setting up an email marketing solution for the popular Stolen Bikes in the UK website. It will send out newsletters and updates to existing customers as new stolen bike data is released, with the end goal of raising awareness around bike theft.
They’re making use of the UK police open data. If you’d like to find out more, you can contact them via Twitter or leave a comment below.
This project was suggested by Louis and James the enthusiastic (and brilliant on camera!) sons of Paul Connell from Actuated Futures. They had to leave half way through the day but not before drawing up their plans and an outline of how it could work in practice and drumming up support from lots of people on Twitter.
If you’d like to find out more you can get in touch with Simon Whitehouse who’s looking after the project today.