Further information

Here are some useful websites to help you find out more about the wonderful world of open data:

University of Southampton Open Data Service

The inspiration behind this competition, the University of Southampton provides open access to some of our administrative data.
Visit Southampton Open Data Service site to see what is available

Opening up government data.gov.uk

The government is opening up its data for people to reuse. Browse through apps, mashups and data sets to get ideas for what’s possible. And there are some useful resources with clear explanations about open data, linked data and the semantic web.

Visit the Opening up government site to get ideas and inspiration.

TED 2009 and 2010 You Tube Videos

At TED2009 Tim Berners-Lee talked called for ‘raw data now’, advocating open data:




In 2010 he followed on from this talk by demonstrating examples of what happens when data is opened and linked up:


Data Visualisation