Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) working with Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Ordnance Survey have produced a Map of Public Assets showing council, health authority and central government department assets, both land and building.
The public dataset available lists all the assets in its raw format. I’ve signed a PSMA license agreement and have received the raw data including all shape (SHP) data, which can be used to extract geographic data. Here is my first overview look at the councils with the most land in their asset register.
|Cambridgeshire County Council||144015981||607|
|Hampshire County Council||82206614||10778|
|Lincolnshire County Council||70638608||1333|
|Hertfordshire County Council||59917057||1966|
|Leicestershire County Council||49299731||1907|
|Worcestershire County Council||31889131||4773|
|Wigan Borough Council||31758964||4160|
The dataset includes information of the 70 Pathfinder councils who were asked in February 2011 to make their asset registers available for this project. This first look is being used by HCA to decide how this can be rolled out nationwide, likely to be in 2012.
I’m working through filters on the data to allow companies and individuals search for Non-Operational / Un Used land and buildings as part of my UnUsed Assets project.
I’ve really appreciate your thoughts on how this data should be presented.
- Clickable Map format?
- Filterable table?
- What uses can you see for this?
- How would your organisation use this data?
Here is a proof of concept video showing the integration of DCLG Public Assets dataset with Openlayers API front end. I hope to include the HCA assets list soon.