This is a visual representation of global temperature change from 1850 to 2018 created by climate scientist Ed Hawkins, University of Reading, UK

‘Countdown to COP26 – environmental action powered by data’ – watch the video now

COP26 was billed as the most important global environmental talks since the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) where the ‘Paris Agreement’ was negotiated between 196 parties. This was

Our Streets Chorlton’s October data chat – exploring a local ‘rat run’ on behalf of concerned residents

As part of Our Streets Chorlton, Open Data Manchester has been carrying out data monitoring and collection, including local air-quality measurements and traffic surveys. Each month, we get together with

Colours representing levels of air pollution, going from green to yellow to red

Our Streets Chorlton – how we’re measuring air quality locally

As part of Our Streets Chorlton, Open Data Manchester has been carrying out data collection and monitoring, including taking air-quality measurements and doing traffic surveys. We’ve been using this to

A graph showing the impact of Manchester United football traffic on all four roads

Our Streets Chorlton’s September data chat – exploring Manchester United football traffic and the school run

As part of Our Streets Chorlton, Open Data Manchester has installed a number of Telraam traffic counters in different locations around Chorlton and Chorlton Park. Telraams contain small cameras that

Text reading 'data coops' repeated in orange and blue

Introducing the new Data Cooperatives Working Group – in collaboration with Aapti Institute

At ODM, we’re very interested in understanding how best to help people get control of their data – and since 2014 – we’ve been exploring the century-old idea of a

A white person standing in high-vis next to a lamppost, after installing EarthSense air-quality sensors

Local pollution and traffic data explored in July’s Our Streets Chorlton data bulletin

As part of Our Streets Chorlton, Open Data Manchester creates monthly bulletins that showcase some of the data being collected for the project, including the work done directly by community

Pile of plastic waste, including bottle, tied up in plastic bags

Introducing the Plastic Packaging Portal – supported by Innovate UK to tackle a million-tonne waste problem

Open Data Manchester is delighted to have teamed up with fellow local social venture, and waste-data experts, Dsposal for a new Innovate UK R&D project created to help tackle the

Image by: Aadil Nagdawala

In case you missed it – watch Another Country now – where we took a tour of some alternative geographies

ODM was delighted to be joined by three incredible psychogeographers for our Open:Data:Night on 27 July, where we explored different ways of experiencing place outside the quanitifed realm of indices, heat