Government Launches Competition to Mashup UK Public Information

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It’s time to put your thinking cap on.

The UK government’s Power of Information Taskforce last week launched a £20,000 competition for good ideas about how to use a raft of public information. Alongside the launch, the government is making available a number of new sets of data and APIs, including a database of schools in England and Wales, public notices from the London Gazette, health care services information from the NHS, transport information from Transport Direct and a new API to access neighbourhood statistics from the Office of National Statistics.

To enter, all you need is an idea for now. The competition is open until the end of September and the winner is to be announced in the second week of October.

It’s great to see more public data being made available in this way!

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