Category: Data Innovation

1961 Census Digitisation: Statistical archaeology, getting the data off the artefact and creating a new linked data collection

We are delighted to report our progress on our pioneering ‘statistical archaeology’ project to retrieve ‘lost’ information from the 1961 Census Small Area Statistics (SAS) from a large set of digital images, and make it available for digital analysis, using current software tools, for the first time.

Introducing the Innovation Fund: embracing new ideas and new partnerships

Louise Corti of the UK Data Service gives an update on the latest developments with our Innovation Fund partners, four exciting projects to create an open data and crowdsourcing project to generate innovative apps, a library of interactive tools to allow users/owners to create their own infographics, a Risk Utility Management Tool designed to take the mystery out of how confidential data are anonymised and an open-source census data extraction and visualisation tool.