It is increasingly recognised that some of the most important open data is published by local authorities (LAs) – data which is important to us like bin collection days, planning applications and even where your local public toilet is. Also …

Local open data ecosystems – a prototype map Read more »

“New technologies are leading to an exponential increase in the volume and types of data available, creating unprecedented possibilities for informing and transforming society and protecting the environment. Governments, companies, researchers and citizen groups are in a ferment of experimentation, …

New Discussion Paper: “Democratising the Data Revolution” Read more »

“Following the recent appointment of a Government Chief Data Officer, and the formation of anew Government, ODUG would like to highlight the key issues facing users and producers ofOpen Data during the new Parliament” Read the full statement here: ODUG_Letter_to_the_new_Government.pdf

“ODUG has provided strong evidence-based advice to the UK Government, initially via theData Strategy Board, later via the Public Sector Transparency Board, to make the case forthe release of Public Sector datasets as Open Data for the wider public good.” …

Lessons Learned from the first three years of the Open Data User Group (ODUG) Read more »

“If you are hoping for an open data revolution in government that could deliver new knowledge, statistics and understanding of our society and economy, one place that you might hope to see it appear is in the Office for National Statistics. …

Open Data, The ONS and Government Statistics Read more »

A post by ODUG member Simon Briscoe with his thoughts on the Coalition and their delivery of the Open Data agenda. Read the full article here: http://www.statslife.org.uk/opinion/2292-the-open-data-failures-of-the-coalition-and-how-it-can-be-put-right

“Which parts of the public sector are battling to open up data – or resisting it – in the UK? There are so many moving parts it’s hard to say, really. So, I have produced this “map” to set out …

Open data “map” of UK Read more »

Post: 14 November 2014 The Environment Agency have set up a new Data Advisory Group of a dozen or so volunteers. Most are external parties who have an interest in EA data, as technical experts or as existing licensees or …

Environment Agency Open Data: Issues and Priorities Read more »