This was a guest blog post first featured on OCSI's blog on 17th June 2019 and is independent of OCSI Amidst the wider ‘data revolution’, the UK’s third sector is undergoing a significant shift in the way that data is gathered, used and shared. As many third sector organisations are inherently spatial in nature (through… Continue reading OCSI Blog – the power of spatial data for third sector orgs
Mapping tools for charities
On 10-12th May 2021 the UK's second Data for Good conference took place online and I gave a 'how to' session on mapping tools for civil society organisations. I ran through some examples, and thought it may be useful to provide links to the data sets and the tools. Some are free, and some require… Continue reading Mapping tools for charities
Mapped: charities in the West Midlands using QGIS/Leaflet
Thanks to a suggestion from Pauline at RnR Organisation, I decided to have a go at mapping all registered charities in the West Midlands. The map shows all 13,653 charities that were registered with the Charity Commission in September 2016, and had registered with a postcode that falls within the West Midlands. The layers tab on the… Continue reading Mapped: charities in the West Midlands using QGIS/Leaflet
What’s special about third sector geospatial data?
I was recently invited to give a lightning talk at the West Midlands Open Data Forum's Data Dig, which looked at Civil Society data Open Data, including open source mapping for the voluntary sector. The event was rescheduled due to poor weather, and as I couldn't make the rescheduled date, it was suggested that I… Continue reading What’s special about third sector geospatial data?
Cartographic Representations of the Third Sector – an exploratory exercise
This research report expands upon the Centre for Social Justice’s proposal to develop an online, searchable map that shows both organisations in the UK’s third sector and the geographic and intra-sectoral areas in which they work. ArcGIS Online is used to demonstrate the possibilities for an online, third sector map. Interviews with practitioners from Emmaus… Continue reading Cartographic Representations of the Third Sector – an exploratory exercise