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WHAT IS OPEN DATA?

Open data is data that is published in an open accessible format, is machine readable and is published under a license that allows for free reuse. It is publicly released raw data that is often from the government or public services.

Click here (http://data.gov.uk/data/search?q=Cambridgeshire) for the datasets relevant to Cambridgeshire that are currently available on www.data.gov.uk.

The ODI (Open Data Institute) have a useful FAQ (http://theodi.org/guides/what-open-data) on open data that may be of interest.

In June 2012, the government published a white paper (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-data-white-paper-unleash...) on open data. This outlined how they intend to put make it easier to access public data, with a “presumption to publish”, and with data released in standard open formats. The paper also highlights the benefits that open data can bring such as greater transparency, improved public services, and the unlocking of economic potential.

WHO RUNS CAMBRIDGESHIRE INSIGHT OPEN DATA?

Cambridgeshire Insight Open data, and Cambridgeshire Insight!, is managed by Cambridgeshire County Council and run by a local partnership. The current partnership consists of:

• Public Health Intelligence Team

• Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service

• Cambridge Sub-Regional Housing Board

• Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau

• Cambridgeshire County Council Research Group.

WHAT IS DKAN?

DKAN is the Drupal-based version of CKAN, the world's leading open-source open data publishing platform. It provides a complete open source software solution for data publishers, and adheres to the API, data, and functionality standards of CKAN. The goal of the project combine the utility of CKAN with the ease of maintenance and extensibility of Drupal.

Developers: see http://drupal.org/project/dkan for code, documentation, and to contribute. Customers: see http://getdkan.com for more information.

WHO PROVIDES THE OPEN DATA?

Open data is publicly released raw data that is often from the government or public services but it can also be created by local groups, individuals or outside organisations.

No personal data, information which allows individuals to be identified, should be uploaded or registered onto the site.

WHO CAN USE THE DATA?

Anyone. The data is published under a license that allows for free reuse. It is publicly released raw data.