Inspiring data: from numbers to visualisation

This roundtable lunch which will explore how local government might better visualize and share it’s data in a way that it is more accessible, easier to interpret and can inspire.

Data presented in a visual way can often have the power to tell its own story and challenges us to rethink how we see the world. Local government is now more open and transparent with its data than ever before, but there is still a long way to go. Finding a way to share this data in a meaningful way is the next challenge. Furthermore, it comes at a crucial point where the relationship between state and citizen as we understand it is being asked serious questions as we are being asked to pay more for less, in an era of funding cuts and an ageing population.

Dr Martin Austwick, lecturer in advanced spatial analysis and visualization at University College London will touch upon:
– How do you go from data set to visualization?
– What skills are required to present data in imaginative new ways
– Using the data local government has, what’s possible and what stories can we share?

This will then be followed by informal discussion, giving members of the NLGN network and key stakeholders provide an excellent opportunity to discuss these issues with peers in the local government field. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to to reserve your place or if you have any further questions.