Nesta, an independent innovation charity which offers funding to increase the innovation capacity in UK, published the article Local Open Data Ecosystem – A Prototype Map last week, which illustrates how successful Local Authorities across England are at opening up data, and how developed Open Data ecosystems are in their local area.
The classification of local authorities, shown on the map, indicates 5 Local Authorities have been granted with the top score – 6 points – including York.
Ian Cunningham, group manager for the Shared Intelligence Bureau said “We are aware of the need to keep expanding, improving and aiming for wider variety of data sources as requested by residents and businesses in the city, and we have tried to meet this need with City of York Council releasing 300 datasets on to its Open Data Platform since launch. The acknowledgement that York is independently rated one of the most successful councils at releasing data, lets us know we are working in the right direction, and also gives us opportunities to look at best practice elsewhere, including with our partners connected to the Leeds Data Mill”.
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