Walking and Outdoor activities: Open Data Workshop
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Our National Partner Open Active were Special guests presenting the Open Data Workshop. They are funded by Sport England to open up or use data about outdoor opportunities.
On the back of Ordnance Survey’s #GetOutsideDay on 29th September we invited our partners in Greater Manchester (GM) who coordinate outside activities, walk for health coordinators, National Trust rangers, park managers, organised cycle leads, outdoor activity centre managers, National Governing Bodies, orienteering clubs etc, to encourage them to open their data.
This enables sharing of information about activities so we can make them more accessible to all.
To date we’ve focused on primarily working with Leisure Trusts to open their data in GM, but these opportunities are not suited to every consumer and we know outdoor opportunities are not yet well represented, despite the additional benefits for wellbeing of being outside.
What did the workshop cover?
• What open data is
• What the benefits and myths of open data are
• How to open your data
• Discussion around route standards
Please see the slides available for download below, which includes a video.