[wdmmg-discuss] A How To Guide for local councils publishing their spending data (fwd)
lisa.evans at okfn.org
Mon Dec 6 17:29:45 UTC 2010
Sorry, didn't copy the list in my reply to Richard.
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Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 17:26:27 +0000 (GMT)
From: Lisa Evans <lisa.evans at okfn.org>
To: Richard Pope <richard at memespring.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [wdmmg-discuss] A How To Guide for local councils publishing their
There is guidance here:
it is all under 'spending guide' and includes what file format and licensing
and even about linked data.
Quite wordy though.
On Mon, 6 Dec 2010, Richard Pope wrote:
> I've just met with someone at Lambeth Council and the topic of the >
> £500 spending data came up. It occurred to me that it would be useful
> if there was a simple guide for councils along the lines of:
> - Make sure you publish the raw data
> - Give it a license, like $x one
> - The raw data should ideally be available in a non-proprietary format
> (give examples of how to generate a CSV from an Excel file)
> - Put it on a URL that won't change
> - If you add these fields it will make it easier to make pretty shapes out
> of it
> - Etc
> - Etc
> Does such a thing exist?
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