23 July 2008

UK Public Sector Information Unlocking Service

Gosh, this is getting to be a habit:

As the regulator for public sector information re-use, we know that people can encounter difficulty from time to time getting hold of the information they need in the formats they want. Such difficulties can include issues with charging, licensing or the data standards that public sector information is provided in.

These issues are not about access (which are dealt with under access legislation, such as the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations), but all the other pitfalls which can occur when you want to do something with public sector information - copy it, remix it with other data or add value and republish it. If you are trying to re-use some public sector information, but the data you need is locked-up, this service is for you.

(Via Links.)


Anonymous said...

It's amazing that the UK is dealing with access to information problems at this level of detail. The rest of the world probably has a lot to learn.

read more here:

Glyn Moody said...

It's doubly amazing given the UK's poor track record until now.

Thanks for the link - looks interesting.