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An introduction to Open Data Scotland

Hello world, I’m Rory, one of the Code for Europe fellows working with NESTA and Clackmannanshire Council. As part of the ‘Open Data Scotland‘ programme we’re working to help local authorities take advantage of Open Data, and use it as a platform to build new digital services and enhance existing ones.

So what does that mean exactly?

When I refer to data, I mean raw values. Values becomes information when you visualise them or add context. When I refer to ‘open data’, I mean data that has been set free from control. Continue reading