The open data movement is gaining a growing range of converts among citizens and organisations freely that believe free access to information can maximise its value.
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The UK has long been at the forefront of the open data movement and now ranks second behind Canada in the World Wide Web Foundation's global rankings for public access to official information.
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Government initiatives such as data.gov.uk, organisations like the Open Data Institute, and a thriving startup scenes have helped create some compelling uses of open data in the UK. Here's our pick of the best.