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

Jo Walsh jo at frot.org
Tue Mar 23 10:37:10 UTC 2010

dear all,

On 22/03/2010 23:21, Rufus Pollock wrote:
>    * 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!

FWIW NaPTAN was made available as a one-off to OpenStreetmap last year, 
so there has been a step on the way:

>    * open up a significant amount of Ordnance Survey data from the 1st
> April (though details of which datasets not yet specified)

Definitely electoral boundaries. Hopefully the rest of OS's 
"BoundaryLine" dataset. So exciting!



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