Let’s make Defra data driven

To deliver Defra’s new strategy we will make Defra data driven. We will do this because sharing our data, ways of working and technology will drive better results for Defra and the sectors we care about.   I posted about the next phase of Defra’s data programme here Advertisements

Comfortable with risk

Making 8000 data sets open quickly, and changing our ways of working to deliver this can bring with it risks. Within Defra we have experts in understanding and managing these risks and over the last few weeks we have been working to to put in place a simple process to mitigate them… I posted on […]

Defra’s opening up its data (GDS)

Defra’s opening up its data (GDS)

A post by Mike Bracken on our Open Data work at Defra:  gds.blog.gov.uk   This is great stuff from Defra. They’re treating data as a public asset, which is exactly the right thing to do. If other departments are wondering what to do with their own piles of data, I have four simple words of […]

#OpenDefra

#OpenDefra

I posted this on the Defra Digital Blog on 25 June 2015: defradigital.blog.gov.uk   We’ve posted [here] on the Defra digital blog some of the stories about our data, data activities and data releases. Today our Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss set out her vision for the role of open data in the future of food, farming and the natural […]

Defra’s Environment data registry for connective reference data

Defra’s Environment data registry for connective reference data

As a personal take on Defra’s Environment data registry for connective reference data (code lists) project. I thought I’d note down a few points to what we are doing at environment.data.gov.uk/registry and why. Rational Defra (and the Defra Network) has commitments in a number of areas that rely upon the provision of what the National Information Infrastructure (NII) refers […]

Sharing the successes, frustrations and experiences of using geographic information on the Web

I posted: Sharing the successes, frustrations and experiences of using geographic information on the Web on data.gov.uk