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Local data and the Data.gov.uk site

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In January the data.gov.uk site was launched at an event at the Guardian’s headquarters in London. For the unitiated, this site is the government’s attemp, under the guidance of World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt, to take data that is in the hands of the government and make it available […]

Open data campaign given high-five by PM

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Yesterday some significant ground was covered in the war to free up public data when the government announced it would move towards making Ordnance Survey maps freely available from April 2010. Gordon Brown signed up the www inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee in June earlier this year to help the UK government reach levels similar to […]

Tesco launches API for developers. Can you imagine grocery mashups?

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The retail giant has been developing a REST API (not really sure what the REST bit means) for developers to use in applications that can enhance grocery shopping. Developers will be able to search products, as well as get nutritional information, such as how many calories are in a serving of crisps or biscuits. (Programmable […]