Lambeth is moving to a new cooperative website – one which is for Lambeth, not just Lambeth Council.

This new site will be live from Wednesday 29th January 2014 at www.lambeth.gov.uk

Our new Open Data pages will feature even more open datasets, available for you to access and use in a variety of formats to suit your needs. This includes developer access, making it possible for you to build apps directly from our data feeds. This wordpress site will be closed once the new site is up and running.
 
If you have any questions about open data, either on these pages or on the new site, please get in touch with us via: opendata@lambeth.gov.uk.

Open by default

We have made a commitment to be open by default, but what does that mean?

It means that we will aim to where possible release the data we have so that any one who wishes to can use the data to create apps, link directly to their own websites or use in other way they’d like. Recently, for example, local residents, developers and the council worked together at a ‘Made in Lambeth‘ event to use data held on the council’s website to create an interactive map of council services and places of interest.

This a key part of our plans as we move to being a cooperative council. To make this happen we need to be more open and transparent and our open data principles show our commitment to openness as standard.

What do we mean by where possible?

We have explained this further in our open data principles but generally if it is available under the freedom of information act we can publish it as open data. Our only concerns are data protection and privacy of information.

What data is open?

Currently we have the datasets you can find on our open data page.

What other data are we going to open in the future?

We have posted a schedule of the data we going to release and a rough idea of when on our open data schedule.

If the data you are looking for is not on the list post about it on our discussion pages and we will look into it for you.

Is there any copyright on the data?

No our data is freely re-useable under the terms detailed on the Open Government Licence. These terms are interoperable with any Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence or Open Data Commons Attribution licence.

Where can you post your questions, comments and thoughts?

If you have any questions or thoughts just post them on our open data discussion page and we will get back to you – lets start some interesting discussions!

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