Open data

I was interviewed for a case study about how the West Midlands Regional Observatory uses InstantAtlas to visualise geographical data to provide better access to Local Area Agreement data. Read the interview on [No longer online]

Opening public data has gained a real head of steam in the last year. The idea is to make publicly-held and non-personal data freely available for reuse by public bodies, individuals and businesses. Practically, it’s about making data easy to find, easy to license and easy for others to re-use. Public bodies create, collect or use all kinds of information every day. From building applications to job centre vacancies, welfare benefits to MPs’ expenses.