Swirrl's PublishMyData software platform helps government organisations to make their data more accessible and re-usable, enabling better informed decisions.
Transforming how government finds data
PublishMyData wraps your data in world-class search, browse and discovery technology. Users can explore by topic, map and natural language search. Specialists can also use details of vocabularies and classification schemes to filter data or use the full featured query language for the most precise or complex search requirements.
Transforming how government understands data
PublishMyData helps you annotate, cross-reference and document your data, making it self-describing. All your users can rely on common clear, precise and consistent definitions of every term in your domain, allowing them to apply data with confidence. Datasets can be illuminated and enriched with explanatory notes and details of methodology.
Transforming how government connects data
PublishMyData weaves your data into a graph, breaking it out of silos and joining it to other data from inside and outside your organisation to enable new connections and new comparisons.
Transforming how government uses data
PublishMyData makes your data ready to use anywhere: combine data sources to create custom spreadsheets on the desktop; syndicate the data into offline systems; power online apps and visualisations.
Transforming how government manages data
PublishMyData puts you in control of your data. Edit, transform, load, validate and publish your data in teams, or automate and integrate the process into code workflows. Be confident that your publishing is timely, trustworthy and reliable.
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Power of Data Conference 2019
Gaining insights from data is becoming the new super-power. It can provide evidence, support decisions and improve effectiveness, but it needs to be used responsibly.
At Swirrl's 2019 Power of Data conference, thought leaders convened to explore the opportunities and challenges that government organisations face in using data.
- Data: is it useful? The why and how of sharing data betterBill Roberts CEO, Swirrl
- Panel: The National Data Strategy and the role of standards for governmentChair: Gaia Marcus Head of National Data Strategy, DCMS. Panel: Rosalie Marshall Lead Technology Advisor, GDS; Bill Roberts, Sian Thomas Chief Data Officer, DIT; Gavin Freeguard Institute for Government
- Collaborating with Data for a Better WorldHeather Savory Co-Chair, UN Global Working Group on Big Data for Official Statistics
- Digital and data ecosystems from within a policy environmentPaul Maltby Chief Digital Officer, MHCLG
- Panel: Data Analysis and Insights across governmentChair: Bill Roberts Panel: Heather Savory, Paul Maltby, Liam Cavin Statistician, Scottish Government, Sian Thomas. Chief Data Officer, Department for International Trade
Our Power of Data event involved insights and discussion from technologists and policy makers from across government and the third sector. The conversation had noticeably shifted since our last conference, drawing from experiences gained and thoughts on future needs, as well as practical discussions on the data ecosystem today. Key themes this time included data for policy impact, collaboration for sustainable data, the need to balance individual rights and privacy with the usefulness of data and last (but not least) the role of data standards.
Filming and photography by Creative Grid. Sound by Fold Sound
MHCLG uses PublishMyData to share data on deprivation, housing and local government, tied together with rich geographical reference data.
Swirrl supports Defra with integrating diverse data sources for better understanding and management of the environment, flood risk and waste management.
The Scottish Government uses PublishMyData to publish a wide ranging and continuously updated collection of open statistical data, supporting analysts across central and local government.
The ONS and Swirrl are working together on the Connected Open Government Statistics project to transform the way public sector statistics are published.
Founded in 2008 by brothers, Bill and Ric Roberts, Swirrl is at the forefront of UK government linked data.
Swirrl technology is trusted by ONS, MHCLG, the Scottish Government, Defra and the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency. PublishMyData is available on the gov.uk Digital Marketplace (G-Cloud), or direct from Swirrl.