ONS recently held 2011 Census Dissemination workshops in London and Manchester. The events attracted a mixture of both technical/data specialists and statistical researchers from across different sectors (local authority, central government, academia, health and value added resellers) who are interested in receiving a high volume of the 2011 outputs. In order to deliver these outputs ONS are building an API, planned for public release in early 2012.
To demonstrate the opportunities the API approach presents, SASPAC presented a video of our demonstration application – built on the ONS alpha API – and some suggestions on API content/functionality (above). The ONS slides from the event are available from the Census Web Service WG website as well as details of demonstration applications produced by NOMIS and Manchester University.