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Published: 2018-01-23T11:34:33Z


Data assets and data products


A lot of the work that we’ve done at the ODI over the last few years has involved helping organisations to recognise their data assets. Many organisations will have their IT equipment and maybe even their desks and chairs asset tagged. They know who is using them, where they are, and have some kind of […]

We CAN get there from here


On Wednesday, as part of the Autumn Budget, the Chancellor announced that the government will be creating a Geospatial Commission “to establish how to open up freely the OS MasterMap data to UK-based small businesses”. It will be supported by new funding of £80 million over two years. The Commission will be looking at a […]

The state of open licensing, 2017 edition


Let’s talk about open data licensing. Again. Last year I wrote a post, the State of Open Licensing in which I gave a summary of the landscape as I saw it. A few recent developments mean that I think it’s worth posting an update. But Leigh, I hear you cry, do people really care about licensing? […]