Past Meetup

BreATHe Data Dive

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The Guild Coworking Hub

BA1 5AW · Bath

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Next door to The Guildhall Bath

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This meetup is a lead-in session to our BreATHe hack day on 20th October 2018. Please find out more about it on our website ( and sign up on Meetup.

This will be your first chance to find out about data released by Bath & North East Somerset Council, which covers an two week automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) survey carried out in Bath in 2017. The data is also enhanced with anonymous information about vehicles captured in the survey. That's 4 million observations and 400,000 vehicles - a wealth of fascinating insight.

At this session, we plan to provide a brief introduction to the data and the hack day - kicking off with a very short talk by Mark. We'd also like to have some technical discussions about what might be achievable with the data & what additional data sources we could combine to enhance its use further e.g. real air quality data & vehicle emission data.

We'd also like you to help us wrangle the data and prepare it for analysis in your favourite packages - QGIS, Power BI, PostGIS and others. We'd also like to discuss the most useful and preferred methods for accessing and distributing the data - Bath: Hacked datastore, Github, a public database etc.

If this all sounds a bit technical, we'll be explaining and discussing the goals of the BreATHe hack day, in a more accessible way, at a future "Community Introduction" meetup on 10th October.

If this all sounds right up your street, then sign up now. Please bring a laptop & a thinking cap. Wi-fi and power will be available.

Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide food. So feel free to bring a sandwich and a drink, if you're coming straight from work.

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