Who is doing what?

This page lists the domains which publish and maintain linked data and short term projects developing the government use of linked data.

Environment

For examples of environment Linked Data including the Environment Agency's Linked Data pilots See http://environment.data.gov.uk/lab/

Bathing water quality information

Maintained

Finance

The Combined Online Information System (COINS) is a database of UK Government expenditure provided by government departments. It is available as linked data in a beta version. We are working on providing an API onto this data, but for now only the SPARQL endpoint is available. Search
 

Development

Datasets

Legislation

Legislation data is provided by legislation.gov.uk.

Maintained

Search

Guides

Location

Ordnance Survey have released a number of their products as linked data, including postcode units and administrative areas.
 

Maintained

Datasets

Search

Reference

Reference data covers the central working of government, including organisational structures where these have been made available as RDF.
 

Maintained

The most comprehensive organisational charts of the UK Civil Service ever released online and powered by Linked Data.

Search

Companies House has developed a new service to supply basic company details, using a simple Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for each company in their database.

Development

We have removed the links to the reference interval service. We are working to provide these links, but will only do so when we are sure the service is stable.

Statistics

The Office for National Statistics have recently released a number of their products as linked data, including the Register of Geographic Codes and the Code History Database.

Maintained

Search

Transport

Transport data covers the transport infrastructure and data about traffic flow. Note: the data provided here dates from March 2010.
 

Development

Search

Guides

Ongoing development

With thanks to Richard Cyganiak and Anja Jentzsch, for the use of the Linking Open Data cloud diagram http://lod-cloud.net/

Though we are working to repackage and provide more detail in this section, we rely on everyone's input to maintain the underlying content. For this current iteration we have removed all dead links, but be rest assured that the underlying URI are being maintained.

If you would like to highlight a project or alert the community to a resource which is not being maintained please provide a comment or let us know via @UKGovLD.

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10 second tour

  • Overview of Linked Data

    Across government over the last ten years there has been a growing realisation to the power of linked data for exposing, sharing, and connecting pieces of data and information using uniform resource identifiers (URIs).

  • What is Linked Data?

    Linked Data is data in which real-world things are given addresses on the web (URIs), and data is published about them in machine-readable formats.

  • Who is doing what?

    Linked Data approaches across the public sector have over the last 12 months have been moving from pilots to proven business as usual.