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  1. Ingrid Koehler

    Hi – some very useful ideas. Worth noting that the LGA Group, CIPFA, SOCITM, LEGSB now have a transparency working group and we’re looking at lightweight guidance and metadata that can help with that. We’re keen that open data is as useful as possible, both for the citizens and local public services themselves – so it’s absolutely vital for comparision purposes for people to understand what, when and how data was compiled.

    For more info on what we’re doing the Local Open Data Community is a good place to start (CoP sign-in required).

    Enjoy your hols!

  2. IngridK

    What kind of end users? How you access the data and what developers choose to show you will determine how info is presented. But to be honest…I don’t know exactly.

  3. Noel Hatch

    Hi Tim,

    Really useful diagram. I’ve passed this to our technical lead on Open Kent http://www.slideshare.net/localinnovation/open-kent who I think this will really help. In speaking to local entrepreneurs/developers, many start from the innovative/useful service they could help developer with us, but they stay away from open data because of the expertise needed to make sense of and re-use in the first place, which is why we’ve gone for a user rather than data-led approach. Showing them the steps of how you can open up data like you’ve done is really useful. I’ll add our six steps to open data when I get into the office so you can compare.

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The focus of my work is currently on the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) project with the Web Foundation.

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