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Cambridgeshire Insight: spreading the net for open data

Feature: One of the Government’s ‘champion’ projects is now providing the scope for the proactive use of data from a range of local sources

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TfL plans new open data feeds

The capital’s transport authority is ready to let developers at its data on trams, crowding at Underground stations and road closures on Marathon day

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Hackathon to devise digital solutions to improve flood response

TechNorth is calling on local government, academia and individuals to attend a free event next month that will prototype innovations based on open data, technology and local experiences to improve the experiences of those affected by floods.

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Open data ‘has role in policy making’

Cabinet Office toolkit points to potential for civil servants to harness data from government sources

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Guest blog: Open Data in government, inspiring better and cheaper services

Open Data can fundamentally change government and the way we govern says John Jackson, CIO at Camden Council. Being ‘open data by default’ puts councils in the shoes of their customers and incubates fresh thinking and innovative service delivery he

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Moving towards ‘open by default’

Interview: Wendy Carrara and Dinand Tinhold, leads of the EU Data Portal project, talk about the lessons from two new studies on open data

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Defra to open up Family Food Survey data

Survey results going back to the 1940s will be released in the department’s latest contribution to the open data campaign   Data from the Family Food Survey is now in line to be made available for re-use as part of

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Cabinet Office gives ODI data innovation role

Minister indicates that the Open Data Institute has gained more traction with government The Open Data Institute (ODI) has solidified its support in government with the announcement that it has been given the lead role in developing the economic potential

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ODI and Nesta claim open data success

Analysis by PwC shows five to tenfold return on investment for seven projects in Challenge Series A series of open data projects have provided evidence of the potential value to the UK economy, according to a report published today by

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Wine industry takes up government open data

Laser data from the Environment Agency is to be used to pinpoint land suitable for growing high quality grapes

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