UK Open Government Data: A next step

‘Over the next five years, the UK government will provide up to £10 million to fund the establishment of an Open Data Institute … the most notable areas of data that will be opened up are transport, weather and health … The Institute will be headed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt, of Southampton University. Also planned are a Data Strategy Board and Public Data Group to make use of data from the Met Office, Ordnance Survey, the Land Registry and Companies House. This will include, for example, prices of residential properties sold from data available from the Land Registry.’ Official statistics too?

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/UK-government-announces-open-data-initiative-1387087.html 

‘The Open Data Institute will “innovate, exploit and research open data opportunities with business and academia”, chancellor George Osborne,’

http://www.information-age.com/channels/information-management/news/1675923/open-data-institute-to-be-built-near-silicon-roundabout.thtml

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