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Nottingham drives value with open data

Opportunity

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests and demands for Open Data were placing a strain on Nottingham City Council.

Solution

By using FME to create scheduled, rules-based automation, the council radically reduced workload while improving performance against government targets for the publication of open data, response to Freedom of Information requests and the standard of local geospatial data.

Case Study

Automating open data drives efficiency and insight

“The general expertise of 1Spatial has always been top notch,” explains Kamrul. “Whenever we‘ve had a problem, they’ve been really responsive. They’re very dynamic and they feel like part of the team, rather than ‘just another supplier’. There’s a really good bond between the council and 1Spatial”

Kamrul Kashem GIS Data Analyst
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Outcome

Production of validated and redacted FOI responses for Council Spend data now takes just one hour per month, with significantly reduced manual input.

FME has helped the Council meet the requirements of the Local Transparency Code.

The automatic production of open data sets has driven greater collaboration and insight within the council.

Open data has also enabled innovation in the broader community. Nottingham’s open data website includes applications developed by citizens and organisations using open data sets.

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