[okfn-discuss] Great news for open government data in the UK

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Mar 22 23:21:58 UTC 2010

For anyone who hasn't already seen it, there's some great news on open
gov data in the UK today with UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown promising
to extend the existing commitments to “make public data public” and
concretely to:

  * open up of a large and important set of transport data (the NaPTAN
dataset) -- this was one of the government datasets listed as
‘important but unavailable’ at our Workshop on Finding and Re-using
Public Information back in November 2008!
  * open up a significant amount of Ordnance Survey data from the 1st
April (though details of which datasets not yet specified)
  * put online online an e-”domesday” book by the Autumn giving “an
inventory of all non-personal datasets held by departments and
arms-length bodies

See blog post for more:


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