Open data and content can be
freely used, modified, and shared
by anyone for any purpose.
“We observed that often people think of
open data as a specific ‘kind’ of data –
something separate and distinct from the
data they use day-to-day in their
organisation or team – rather than a choice
about how people publish data.”
“How far do you live from your
workplace? Chances are, you'd answer
that question in minutes rather than
An hour on the bus tells us a lot more than
47 miles. That's why we made
Given any start point or destination, it'll
show everywhere within the chosen
commute time, by public transport.”
“How accessible is your nearest school, post
office, or GP’s surgery?
In Wales, that’s not always a simple question: the
country’s mountainous landscapes, rural
populations, and sometimes infrequent bus
services can mean that those without cars are
rather cut off from public service provision.”
“Just how quickly could fire engines reach
a given postcode in case of a fire?
It’s a question that’s pivotal to decisions
made by both the emergency services and
the insurance industry.”
Make your data available on the web (in 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 data.
★★★★★ Link your data to other data to provide context.
OPEN DATA CERTIFICATES
THANK YOU. Thank you to these lovely
people for making their
The Data Spectrum - theodi.org/data-
Doug McCune - dougmccune.com
Stefanie Posavec - stefanieposavec.co.uk
The Roof of Wales - flickr.com/photos/
Fire Wall - flickr.com/photos/epleitez/
Small Parts - flickr.com/photos/oskay/
Upsala Glacier Retreat - flickr.com/photos/
RDF - flickr.com/photos/gertcha/8292978031