How long will the UK stay the world leader in opendata?
ab1630's bookmarks 2018-07-25
"Many government officials (in the data environment) around the world put some weight on the international rankings for Open Data produced by people like the Open Data Barometer or Open Knowledge International. If their own country goes up in the charts they like to blow their own trumpets or if they go down, gnash their teeth. The same applies in the UK. A few weeks ago I heard someone very senior in UK government digital put up a slide saying ‘hurrah’ the UK is recognised as a world leader. All these rankings should be viewed with some caution. They each have their own methodological approaches and individual quirks. Fortunately there is a programme of work by a number of these assessment organisations to synchronise their work and develop some more consistent approaches. If you want to know more talk to Danny Lammerhirt at Open Knowledge (easy to find on Twitter)...."