Recently, the Future City | Glasgow team held their first in-house Show ‘n’ Tell.

With a fast-paced and broad project, the sessions are key to ensure that we share knowledge between teams, in line with the ‘OPEN’ approach and an ‘agile’ methodology: build, gather feedback and improve – using our colleagues as first port of feedback….

Around 25 team members gathered around the large oak tree table in the Eastgate boardroom for presentations on Road Traffic Accidents 2012, Branding, Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessment.

Data ferret unearths accident information

Clare, who is one of the data ferrets (Data City Project Officer), presented the latest dataset and upcoming map on Road Traffic Accidents. A road traffic accident is as an incident involving a vehicle where someone is injured and the incident is report to the police. The injury can be slight, severe or fatal. The UK data is published by the Department of Transport on

OPEN Glasgow makes the data easier to access by selecting the Glasgow subsets. The datasets contain the accident circumstances, the casualty details and the vehicles involved. Clare explained how the police report captures the circumstances of the accident, how any personal information is removed before data is open and to how it shows on the map. We’re still working on it but we’ll share it soon.

‘Do the hard work to make it simple’

Good design is at the heart of OPEN Glasgow. It makes complex subjects look easy, inviting and accessible.

Simon and Alex of the Design Team presented OPEN’s new brand guidelines, the story behind these and how they have evolved over the last few months.

Presentation and document templates help team members communicate their message clearly. The four demonstrator projects (Active Travel, Energy Efficiency, Intelligent Lighting and Integrated Social Transport) now have their own branding. Check back for more information on the OPEN brand. Until then, you can follow the presentations on slideshare.

Data privacy 1.0.1

Frazer and Gregor – our resident data protection experts (Solutions Architects)- walked the team through the requirements of the Data Protection Act and Data Privacy Impact Assessment. The tool identifies the most effective way to comply with Data Protection obligations and meet the individual’s expectations of privacy.

As you can see, this is very much a work in progress. Let us know what you think and follow us on Twitter [embedit snippet=”tweet-us”] to see the latest updates.