Tag: DATA.GOV.UK

Why The UK’s Government Data Service Takes an API-First Approach To Data.Gov.UK

In a blog post that’s posted to data.gov.uk (where much of the UK government’s data is posted for public consumption), Ross Jones has published some incredible insights into why API-first is so important to the agencies ongoing endeavors.

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Making data a public asset through infrastructure

Government has always run on data. It drives internal operations, public-facing services and informs policy. Over time, an ecosystem of applications and technologies which store, manage, and access that data has developed. It includes spreadsheets, published PDFs, large databases, and

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Unlocking open data: can we fix the Data.gov.uk request process?

Post: 10 October 2015 The current data request process on Data.gov.uk was launched in late September 2012 with a blog post from Heather Savory, then chair of the Open Data User Group. To see where we are today take a look

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Good stuff, continued

This is a slightly edited version of a post originally published on DATA.GOV.UK In my previous post I argued that a combination of ‘chance’ and open data can lead to good stuff happening. I supplied a few examples, and also

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Open Data is Powerful, and the Government Knows It

As an American living and working in Shanghai, I’ve come to appreciate any kind of device or service (VPN, Skype calls home, etc.) that allows me to access information from outside my immediate reality. On a grander scale, however, is

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Good stuff, continued

In my previous post I argued that a combination of ‘chance’ and open data can lead to good stuff happening. I supplied a few examples, and also mentioned ‘engineering serendipity’, where ‘chance’ is given a bit of a boost. In

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All the data you need to power your business is free online

Open data available online is improving and streamlining businesses across Europe. We show you how to make the most of it Open data is one of the big advances of recent times. Businesses can now access vast data sets held

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Who is using all this government open data?

As politicians promise more and more open data to solve our problems, there is one big gap in our understanding: who is really using it? By their very nature users of open data are hard to track down. Looking at

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Statement to Parliament: Freedom of information: new Commission

We are committed to being the most transparent government in the world. To deliver that goal we are opening up government to citizens by making it easier to access information and increase the volume available, with a record 20,000 datasets

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Kicking off the Open Government Project

Join us on our journey towards the next UK open government National Action Plan! We are kicking off with an event on 13 July (9.30am to 4pm) with Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office. The Open

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