Make it Local Scotland shows how local authorities can release the data they hold to create new digital services with support from a digital developer.
Five forward-thinking councils were chosen to be part of our Make It Local Scotland Programme; spanning large Scottish cities and rural authorities in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Orkney Islands. In conjunction with a digital developer, each council created an innovative web or mobile service using the council's publicly-owned data.
Each of the ideas are practical and support local people and visitors to share up to date information such as knowing which roads have been gritted in the snow and how this affects your travel plans, being able to use the green parks in a city whether you are a dog walker, cyclist, jogger or a family on a day out and tracking coastal erosion and its impact on historical monuments.
In creating open source content and digital frameworks we hope that these ideas will be useful not only to the residents of these local authorities- but also to other local authorities, organisations and individuals who may wish to copy these ideas.