[okfn-discuss] crazy idea about a database of vehicle registration plates

Stefano Costa stefano.costa at okfn.org
Fri Aug 20 09:04:01 UTC 2010

Hi all,
yesterday I had a crazy idea about creating a collaborative database of
vehicle registration plates. It would be very minimal, containing just the
plate number/code and the vehicle maker and model. A versioned data model
would enable updating content (and fixing possible errors), there would be
an API and all the usual stuff.

The use cases for this database would be:
- all those in which proprietary vehicle databases are used
- study of correlation between average income and cars
- study of correlation between air pollution and cars
- studying trends in fashion and industry strategies

(all these ideas come out from the fact that most plates carry an indication
of the province/region/other administrative body)

Feedback welcome!


Stefano Costa
Coordinator, Working Group on Open Data in Archaeology
The Open Knowledge Foundation
http://www.okfn.org · http://opendefinition.org/
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