5 Stars of Open Data
★ make your stuff available on the Web
(whatever format) under an open license
★★ make it available as structured data (e.g.,
Excel instead of image scan of a table)
★★★ use non-proprietary formats (e.g., CSV
instead of Excel)
★★★★ use URIs to denote things, so that people
can point at your stuff
★★★★★ link your data to other data to provide
for an Open
• Bring together partners nationally…
• …to develop and implement an inventory XML
standard as an extension to the DKAN open
source data portal developed as part of the
previous Cambridgeshire Open Data
Breakthrough Fund project.
• What does that mean?
• Investing in education for partners and data consumers.
Explaining complex concepts and developing a new open
data centric culture for the County.
- Example one: This event!
- Tailored communication / training for key individuals /
• Development of data stories: Helping to make the case for
• Consultation round two: What do data users want to see
• Business data users and interested public groups, including the development community,
and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP).
• Public sector officers interested in management information/business intelligence for
evidence led policy service provision.
• Elected members and management teams to enforce smarter decision making and policy
• Community and voluntary groups and funding seekers.
• New, co-operative groups of partners who are working together around housing, health and
well-being, who need to share and compare data sets to plan together in future, for example
using JSNA, SHMA, population, economic, crime and deprivation datasets jointly.
• Local data bloggers & innovators. Those interested in applying their technology skills to the
analysis and exploitation of open data to explore and identify local insights and trends.
• How can I get involved?
- suggestions for individual training
(against a published schedule, approved by the steering group)
- Provide an ‘in’ where we can come in and
provide an ‘in house’ session
- Input in the follow-up session; what do we
need to enhance our capability?
• Development of a partnership data release strategy and
identification of additional barriers to release amongst partner
organisations e.g. support with standardisation. Commitment of
funding to remove barriers.
• Dataset development and release in accordance with nationally
established data-schemas, establishment of schemes where they
don’t currently exist.
• Funding will be allocated amongst partners (subject to the
agreement of the detailed spending plan).
Priority will be given to activities that unlock datasets most in
demand and needed by the local community, in a sustainable way.
Spending will be in accordance with the overall aims and objectives
of the fund.
• How can I get involved?
- suggestions for individual datasets to be
• Provide an enthusiasm for releasing data for
the first time (or improving standards of
- Input in the follow-up session; what can we
release if given the support that is available?
• Key Themes
to help themselves
- Managing sustainable
- Reducing inequalities
- An aging population
- follow-up session
- and beyond
- convince others of the benefits
- set an example