Data data every-w-air

We have been monitoring air quality for decades and have millions of records for a whole host of pollutants measured across the UK. The data has been available from UK-AIR for many years and the appetite for accessing the data just …

Launching a Challenge for the Water Environment

Last Wednesday night (25/11/15) the #OpenDefra team were privileged to attend the launch of the Geovation Water Challenge at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Water's Innovation Reception in the Houses of Parliament. The event included the Geovation Challenge launch, stands to …

Making guidance the right length

When producing Defra’s Smarter Guidance for GOV.UK, some people ask: ‘how long should we make this guide?’ The shortest guide I’ve seen was a single url. The longest was 40,000 words. These examples don’t show the acceptable range of a …

Food, Glorious Food; Data, Marvellous Data!

Last night the Secretary of State for Environment, Elizabeth Truss, launched Great British Food: a five year campaign celebrating British food in this country and around the world, tearing down outdated stereotypes about a bland British diet and showing off the …