CartoDB at the Illustreets event

On Wednesday 2 July, our Head Office played host to a special event “Telling stories with open data and maps”.

Organised by Illustreets and sponsored by CartoDB, the evening event invited developers, software engineers, consultants, policy makers and data users to share open-data knowledge and ideas through discussion and illustration.

As well as encouraging collaboration among data users, the event provided Land Registry with an opportunity to showcase our INSPIRE data set and support the government’s open data agenda.

Johnny Morris from Hamptons International divulged how they are enriching their market view of the “downsizer”, through mixing their own proprietary data with Land Registry Price Paid Data and Ordnance Survey open data.

Ralph Scott from Demos shared their research on ethnocultural groups using entirely open data. This took into account aspects of geographic context like residential integration, economic outcomes, and poverty indicators by ethnicity.

Manuel Timita, Lead Designer at Illustreets, demonstrated how data from our House Price Index and Ordnance Survey boundaries could be used to visualise the evolution of house prices in London and correlate this with international events.

Javier de la Torre CEO of CartoDB finished the evening with some incredible data visualisation using geospatial data products and spoke of how new mapping infrastructures for the web can democratise map building.

Networking at the Illustreets event

Attendees were encouraged to network and share ideas

Land Registry’s Head of Data Strategy Andrew Trigg commented, “We hope to host more events such as this, as they are a great opportunity to speak with technical innovators and get insights into different uses of data.”


Frank Ramsay
By Frank Ramsay,
Head of Digital Communications at HM Land Registry