From open public data to open ‘any’ data :: Articles :: Technology Decisions

By 2018, a third of digital government projects will treat any data as open data. But how do we get there from here?

To date, the value to society from the one million (and counting) government open datasets has largely been achieved through efficiencies realised in the form of savings or economic surplus, such as reducing commute times, rather than by generating sustained revenue. The exceptions are the use of weather and climate data to improve forecasting models and the use of GIS data to create new services for business and citizens.

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