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EDF2012 Rufus Pollock - Open Data. Where we are where we are going


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EDF2012 Rufus Pollock - Open Data. Where we are where we are going

  1. 1. Open Data: Where We Are, Where Were Going European Data Forum, Copenhagen Rufus Pollock @rufuspollock[.org] - @okfn[.org] Licensed under cc-by v3.0 all jurisdictions
  2. 2. Community-based not-for-profit founded in 2004We have projects and collaborations around the world - more than a dozen local groups and chapters and 15 working groups
  3. 3. We build tools, communities and applications to create, share and use open data andknowledge - content and data that everyone can use, share and build on.
  4. 4. 2 Stories
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  6. 6. The Request (and the Refusal)Request for count data collected by UK’s Department for Transport inthe form of MIDAS (motorway incident detection and automaticsignalling):I’m a UK citizen interested in getting access to the Traffic Count Dataand Logs dataset linked to from: appears that a username and password is required from yourselvesin order to do this and so I wondered if you could therefore be kindenough to provide me with such a username and password.
  7. 7. The Conditions and the RefusalI need your acceptance of the conditions stated below and some information regarding the research project youare undertaking before we allow you access to the data. The conditions and information I have requested will allow theGroup to justify the costs associated with supplying this data [what costs, its already in a bzip file on a website?] andto ensure the data is being used appropriately [why is such paternalism needed?].Note:- if the project is being undertaken jointly with another organisation then that organisation will also be required tosupply the information requested. Please ensure all grant and contract holders, staff and students associated withthe grant and project are made aware of the conditions contained within this letter.Conditions 1. The data may not be copied to any other persons or organisations without the prior approval of the Highways Agency. The data may only be copied to another person or organisation after that person or organisation has confirmed with the HA the purpose for which the data is required and accepted the conditions laid down in this letter. 2. The data may not be used for any other purpose within your organisation without the prior written approval of the Highways agency. 3. The data must not be sold or used for commercial gain. 4. The data will not be used to contradict or challenge any research project, works or statement made by the Government, the Department of Transport or the The Highways Agency as a result of analysis of the data by them or their agents. 5. the Highways Agency will be provided, upon publication and free of charge, with: annual progress reports; any interim reports describing significant findings; a complete copy of the final report; and any technical papers resulting from the research.
  8. 8. Anyone means anyone! Norestrictions on commercial use.Open != Creative Commons. ManyCC licenses NOT open (and mostnot appropriate for data).
  9. 9. Machine Readable Bulk Data APIs are not enough!
  10. 10. Powered by CKAN
  11. 11. Community DataHub powered by CKAN
  12. 12. Where We Are
  13. 13. Huge Growth in Last Few Years Especially for Government Data
  14. 14. Data Catalogs Around the World as of May 2012
  15. 15. Where Next?
  16. 16. Toy vs Core DatasetsLocation of park benches vs National Map
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  18. 18. Machine Readable
  19. 19. Education and Skills
  20. 20. Scale(how do we?)
  21. 21. We Compentize to ScaleWe Want and Need toIntegrate Without Open Data this will Fail!
  22. 22. Small Data vs Big DataIts about small pieces loosely joined not one ring to rule them all!
  23. 23. Machine Integrable (?)
  24. 24. Keep it Simple ...
  25. 25. MicroSchemasA Set of Simple Cross-Country Data FormatsTransport (time-tables), Locations, Spending etc
  26. 26. Conclusion
  27. 27. Open Data is Platform not a CommodityLets Build on It, Not Sell It!
  28. 28. Increasing Amounts of Data
  29. 29. Be Problem and Application Driven(Rather than Data and Technology Driven)
  30. 30. Thank-you! Rufus Pollock@rufuspollock[.org] - @okfn[.org]