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In May we are planning to run a geospatial hackday to explore how to create better maps and tools that will help us understand more about living, working in and doing business in Bath & North East Somerset. This is the first of two evening events to gather input from the local community. In this first event we're keen to reach out to local businesses: If you're a business that operates in Bath & North East Somerset then are there maps other other views of our local area that could help you? For example would understanding more about our local demographics, local transport routes, or other information help support your business? We have a number of startups and small businesses in Bath and the South West that create maps, charts and apps that help people to navigate around the city and region. We're also keen to hear more from these businesses. How can B&NES and other local authorities make it easier for you to create innovative products and services? Come along to our evening event to discuss the above topics and give us ideas and suggestions for things to explore at our hackday in May.
In May we are planning to run a geospatial hackday to explore how to create better maps and tools that will help us understand more about living, working in and doing business in Bath & North East Somerset. This is the second of two evening events to gather input from the local community. In this first event we're keen to reach out to local community groups. We know that community groups often need better information about the local area. For example to help identify potential spots for community growing spaces, or to understand more about our cultural heritage. Local groups often need better maps and tools that can help them reach out to residents and others that live and work in the area, for example to share more about the services they provide. Or to engage with the council to help discuss and highlight issues like the accessibility of the built environment. In this meetup we'd like to hear from local groups about useful ways that we might collect and use data about our local area for the benefit of the broader community.
Ahead of our planned hackday on the 4th May we're holding a short meetup to help share what we've learned from engaging with local businesses and community groups in March and April. Sharing some of the ideas and issues to explore will help us identify how to make the most of the time we have on the hackday. Come along to learn more and find out how you can help.
The council is currently exploring ways to provide better access to data about our local area: maps and other data that can help us understand more about the city and the wider area in which we live, work and do business. To support their project, which is funded by the Open Data Institute, we are planning to run a hack day to use this data to provide the community with better maps and tools to explore the local area. The venue and agenda for the day is still to be confirmed. Expect to see some meetups between now and May to help understand what we want to achieve on the day. Sign up now to guarantee your spot. We've hoping to run a fun, collaborative event that delivers some lasting value to the community.