British Government launches free data site

Just a quick post about the British Governments launch of data.gov.uk offering free access to a large number of datasets. It’s good to see this data, that we as taxpayers have funded, available for free use. Hats off to The Guardian’s long running free our data campaign.

The site is being officially launched by Sir Tim Berners Lee tomorrow, but you can access the site now. The US has their own version data.gov but the British site boasts nearly three times as many datasets. Take a peek at the available datasets. It always fantastic looking through the great number of apps that people create around freely available data. Why not take a look and start your own project?

Those interested in London specific data can check out the London DataStore. People in sunny San Francisco have datasf and Chicago also have a dataset section on their website. Read more about this.


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