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Open data site generations

To contribute to the best practice discussion, I recently engaged in an exercise to compare open data sites based on their functionality and data quality and realised that they could be grouped into a spectrum by 'generation', with distinct generational levels from a basic data index with variable data format and quality up to a highly sophisticated cross-jurisdictional platform embedding visualisation, error correction and community data sets.

I've formalised this thinking into five generations and published it as 'Mapping open data site generations' in my blog:

It could be useful to jurisdictions asking the question 'what next for our open data site?' or who are considering setting one up and want to deliver a good solution.

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