I wrote last year about Gordon Brown’s announcement that the UK Government would be releasing a load of data for public consumption. Today the first step in that plan went live. Data.gov.uk is a repository of a whole load of data sources provided by the Government on everything from Council Tax rates through to local NHS dentists.
We here at Fubra have been part of the discussion surrounding the release of the data for the last few months, and are really pleased to see something coming to fruition. While the site is still in beta it really does show promise for those of us who just can’t get our hands on enough data.