The United Kingdom has it’s own version of data.gov and it has the added cachet of being promoted and advised by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
This site seeks to give a way into the wealth of government data. [T]his means it needs to be: easy to find; easy to licence; and easy to re-use. We are drawing on the expertise and wisdom of Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt to publish government data as RDF – enabling data to be linked together.
- Tim Berners-Lee unveils government data project, BBC (21 January 2010).
Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee has unveiled his latest venture for the UK government, which offers the public better access to official data.
A new website, data.gov.uk, will offer reams of public sector data, ranging from traffic statistics to crime figures, for private or commercial use.