We have created the alpha register of government organisations, focussing on government organisations with a presence on GOV.UK.
You may have noticed that today was the launch of a new Government White Paper – Putting the Frontline First: Smarter Government. The Digital Engagement blog has the details but it has enabled us to announce some Open Data Principles we have been working on in the team:
Public data will be published in reusable, machine-readable form
We’re conscious that a number of suggestions have been made about how to develop the front end site and we have been working on some of the smaller items, and are now considering the next phase of wider developments. The …
One of the large databases that have been converted into Linked Data by the data.gov.uk team is Edubase, DCSFs database of all the schools. This is a large database (about 6 million triples) and a little too big to download, …
An important part of the work we are doing is to provide easy access to data, so developers can re-use it in their own applications. Many developers want to download datasets to include in their application. This works well, especially for smaller datasets or those that do not change frequently. However, as part of the data.gov.uk project we are making available large sources of data available.
This site is aimed at helping developers, entrepreneurs and others find and use public sector information. It will grow into a single online point of access for government-held public data, where we help you locate the data you need, share ideas about what to do with it, and show others the great visualisations and applications you’ve made.