CityDashboard

Tweet A live, ticking, colour-changing visual data dashboard for London and other UK cities, collecting from various open and free sources and presented as a website. The principal output of a short NeISS/JISC-funded project at UCL CASA. CityDashboard was created in early 2012 by Oliver O’Brien, with prototyping by Duncan Smith and some additional coding … Continue reading CityDashboard

CityDashboard makes it to the Mayor of London’s Office and the BBC!

Tweet CASA colleague Steven James Gray used the API from CityDashboard, which I created early last year by aggregating various free London-centric data feeds into a single webpage, to power the data for a 4×3 array of iPads, mounted in a wooden panel, itself iPad-esque in shape. The “iPad wall” was mounted in the Mayor … Continue reading CityDashboard makes it to the Mayor of London’s Office and the BBC!

Update to CityDashboard CSV API & iPad Wall!

TweetI’ve made some minor alterations to the CSV API for CityDashboard. The main changes are in the metadata rows (the top two) rather than the subsequent rows. Specifically, the top metadata row has now split out the description, source and source URL – which were previously rather messily combined into a bit of HTML – … Continue reading Update to CityDashboard CSV API & iPad Wall!

CityDashboard Weather Forecasts – Yahoo! to the Rescue

Tweet After Google abruptly turned off their XML weather feed this week, I’ve switched to using Yahoo! Weather (an RSS feed) for the CityDashboard weather forecast module. Yahoo uses WOEIDs rather than city names, which takes a bit longer to configure but is unambiguous – Google just used the city name, so required careful specification … Continue reading CityDashboard Weather Forecasts – Yahoo! to the Rescue

Smart Mobility Meeting in Mexico City

TweetBelow is a presentation that combined my talks last Thursday and Friday at the Smart Mobility forums in central Mexico City, organised by ITDP Mexico and funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Prosperity Fund (respresented by the British Embassy in Mexico). The Thursday presentation focused on the third-party app ecosystem that exists around bikesharing … Continue reading Smart Mobility Meeting in Mexico City