2nd August 2015
The fourth meeting of the new UK Open Geospatial Standards Forum was held at The Urban Innovation Centre in London on Tuesday 21st April 2015. The topic up for discussion at this forum was the usability of Open Geo Data and included a guest speaker from the Open Data Institute.
29th January 2015
ODUG have released their report on the Why, What and How of a National Information Infrastructure, taking Open Data policy to the next level. The NII is 'The specification and delivery of a data infrastructure of open public data, maintained to agreed standards, which describes the fundamental components of our society and can be openly accessed, used and re-used by anyone'.
ODUG argue that a properly designed NII is essential to keep the UK at the forefront of the international Open Data movement, and a well constructed and well maintained NII will not only be the driver for the improved use of public money, economic growth in the digital product and services sector and citizen engagement; it will also create a new international benchmark for transparency. The report suggests a blueprint for making an NII a reality, and the steps they believe are required to make it happen.
Simon Wheeler - AGI Council
27th November 2014
As you're all aware, there is an increasing demand across the world for governments to open up access to the data that they hold to increase transparency, and also to stimulate reuse of the data in innovative and potentially economically viable ways.