[Open-Legislation] byelaws

Greg Kempe greg at kempe.net
Fri Oct 25 08:33:22 UTC 2013

Hi Graeme,

I think geolocation and the image processing idea are interesting. But I think there's a long way to go. We first need to capture our legislation in a way that allows machines to understand that a piece of legislation is associated with a geographical area or a "hedge" or a "car" etc.

At least in South Africa, we need to start with basic access to legislation.


Greg Kempe
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On 24 October 2013 at 3:50:34 PM, Graeme Jones (jonesiom at gmail.com) wrote:

Hi Greg
I was at the meetup in Geneva and I have been looking at byelaws in my local authority in the Isle of Man.  They had the Town Charter and most of the byelaws in a recently consolidated statutory document but I searched the national secondary legislation index and noted 5000+ statutory documents only relevant to my local authority - although mostly temporary expired or revoked!
I have been thinking about filtered legislation by geolocation and by interactive image processing....
Click on a garden hedge on screen via a smartphone camera and it lists hedges legislation, etc.
Best regards,
Graeme Jones MBCS
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