Lichfield council opens up data

Lichfield dictrict council gets it right by opening up their data using formats such as RSS (for news feeds), XML and KML (for Google maps mashups), so that third parties can use it. Evidently there’s a geek working there who’s enthusiatic about this and has got it done.

For example, here is a list of the latest planning applications.

The one thing I would suggest to Lichfield is they put up a short guide saying how they did it, to help other councils implement the same functionality.

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One Response to Lichfield council opens up data

  1. Harry Tuttle says:

    The Lichfield DC website is working rather well – it seems there may be the odd teething problem.
    However – if you read the following article, Lichfield District Council as not seeming to be so open with freedom of information requests.

    http://classcrisis.org/?p=208

    Thanks
    ClassCrisis.org

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