List of Linked Datasets & Vocabularies

This page lists key linked data from government (and related bodies). It details the domains where data and vocabularies are published. They vary from long-term maintained datasets, to demonstrators and experiments.

Most of the sites/domains are named by subject, rather than department, since departments change name and responsibilities.

Most sectors have one or more SPARQL endpoints, which enable you to perform searches across the data; you can access these interactively on this site.

environment.data.gov.uk

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

Maintained

Datasets

finance.data.gov.uk

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, based on 2010 data. An API to this data is desirable, but for now only the SPARQL endpoint is available.
 

Development

Datasets

legislation.data.gov.uk

Legislation data is provided by legislation.gov.uk.

Maintained

Search

Guides

location.data.gov.uk

Serving spatial linked data, currently all related to environmental monitoring, particularly the EA Bathing Water Quality data. For example:

Maintained

Development

data.ordnancesurvey.co.uk

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

Maintained

Datasets

Search

reference.data.gov.uk

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

statistics.data.gov.uk

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.

statistics.data.gov.uk - ONS Linked Data Portal

Maintained

Search

transport.data.gov.uk

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

Development

Search

Guides

companieshouse.gov.uk

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.

landregistry.data.gov.uk

Maintained

Datasets:

opendatacommunities.org

Maintained

Datasets

Ongoing development

Though we are working to 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.

  • List of Linked Datasets & Vocabularies

    Linked data to explore, use and build other data on.