OGD – the statistical point of view

January 13, 2013

(This article was originally published at Blog about Stats, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

The World Wide Web has set the standard: vast amounts of information are freely available and ready for use. And the aim of many open data initiatives is for this to become increasingly true for government data as well. Although official statistics have been offering this service for a long time, there is still a need for action in order to meet important open government data criteria: data catalogues, licensing and machine-readable data formats to name a few.

Read more in this article published in the December issue of ValueS, the information magazine of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office.


Filed under: 037 Open data initiatives, 09 Stat.Office / Organization, Switzerland Tagged: OGD, open government data

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