I’m absolutely gobsmacked by the list of datasets that the City of London has declared it will publish today. This is a huge democratising step that I am very impressed by. I dont know the back story – in my experience this sort of thing takes years to happen – but I’m sure the City of London will be immediately rewarded with innovative visualisations of their data because there are lots of motivated and very capable people in that city. Exciting stuff.
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I updated the title of this post as I didnt like the earlier one – “Insert expletive (in a good way)”. HM Government launched their own data portal (http://data.gov.uk/) a week later. I wonder if there was a little local competition to be the first to announce. All the better for UK citizens.