[Gfoss] "What would you create with public information?" ([SDI-Europe] UK Government Power of Information Taskforce)

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"What would you create with public information?"

Il link all'iniziativa del Governo inglese è:


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kate Lance <klance_remote@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008/7/4
Subject: [SDI-Europe] UK Government Power of Information Taskforce
To: SDI-legal-econ <legal-econ@lists.gsdi.org>, SDI-Europe

Darius Bartlett (University College Cork, Ireland) pointed out a link
for an article posted on the BBC online news website (July 2, 2008)...
should be of interest to this list


Government launches data mash-up

The UK government has launched a competition to find innovative ways
of using the masses of data it collects. It is hoping to find new uses
for public information in the areas of criminal justice, health and
The Power of Information Taskforce - headed by cabinet office minister
Tom Watson - is offering a £20,000 prize fund for the best ideas.
To help with the task, the government is opening up gigabytes of
information from a variety of sources.
This includes mapping information from the Ordnance Survey, medical
information from the NHS, neighbourhood statistics from the Office for
National Statistics and a carbon calculator from the Department for
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
[… continues…]

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