How can we help British business improve environmental performance?

Submitted by (@gipsystem)

Golf course Information Platform

As an idealist I am promoting freely available mapping such as OS Open Data with free GIS to drive the maps. Freeware software with professional integrity. Host a series of UK GIS workshops through the BIGGA (accepted) and and eventually other greenkeeping assocaitions. I have been working on this concept as a long term unemployed Golf course GIS Analyst whilst helping my wife with our dissabled daughter so I have had ...more »

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How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?

Submitted by (@baulsul)

Go compare housing prices comparison site

The figures for those who have been disadvantages as a result of the state of the housing market that is prevailing are more of those who are single adults and between the ages of 45 to 60 years and unemployed or are in low paid employment, there is an argument to be made for all ages, for as long as you are legally entitle to a proper decent houses as part of your basic human right in a civilised country, that is, decent ...more »

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How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?

Submitted by (@t.e.rihll)

Gateways

1. Identify or create segments of the path, banded into easy (say, up to 3 miles, good surface, relatively level), medium (say, 3-10 miles), challenging (say, 10-20 miles) or very challenging (>20 miles or relatively steep and difficult conditions). 2. Identify or create free car parks and bus-stops at segment ends along the path (gateways). 3. Install at each gateway a robust, single, unisex, eco-friendly toilet, usable ...more »

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How can we help British business improve environmental performance?

Submitted by (@sasha.taylor)

Search and Rescue App to help emergency services

Increasingly, people carry smartphones and tablets, with integrated GPS, social networking, cameras, sound and video recording, the ability to live stream etc When someone goes missing and members of the public want to help, they could opt-in to capture and share a wide variety of data with the emergency services. The emergency services could use social networking technology to coordinate movements and keep in touch ...more »

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How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?

Submitted by (@adrian)

Automatic activity heatmap

Use a mobile phone app to automatically register outdoor activity and upload it to an on-line OS map of the UK so that hotspots develop where more activity is occurring. The app will have additional manual features to engage with the user and try to gain a little more information about the nature of the activity. As a result, the hot spots can be used to further promote local activity, help get better statistical information, ...more »

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How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?

Submitted by (@mikea.ellis)

An integrated and consistent online presence

Develop an integrated and consistent online presence for the Wales Coast Path using Open Source Software. This will cover three aspects : 1. Communicate - a multi-language website, a blog with multiple local advocates, social media for communications, marketing & organising initiatives, and finally a directory with geo-mapped accommodation, activities and attractions (the 3 A's). 2. Inform - key to the success of the ...more »

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How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@paul003)

Local planning application review and display

Review of planning applications by consultees (Local councils) is now done electronically and without paper copies of drawings. Preparing for review meetings can be very time consuming - you can have 100+ files all sequentially numbered with no way of knowing which is which. (=4hrs of work to prepare for meeting). Web server based system will extract data for new applications. Data is - reference numbers, grid location, ...more »

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How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@olegkostine)

Your Local: Every little counts.

Map indexed local food production and distribution network. There are three things needed to distribute food effectively - understanding where food is, when it is available and how it can be delivered to the end user. The idea is to identify local food production (farms) and produce that is available from them depending on the season. This information will need to be provided to the general public. This information can ...more »

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How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@danlewis2008)

Neighbourhood Action - Crowdsourcing Community Issues

We have an alpha prototype in place, please see here - http://www.topwebapps.com/nha/ Neighbourhood Action is a crowd-sourcing web-based platform that aims to significantly increase public participation in reporting local crime and community issues from the bottom up. Our local community depends on us to report issues that we're unhappy with so that corrective action can be taken - but very few of us are actively doing ...more »

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