Mashing up government data
May 29, 2008 2:31 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to lead a crusade for government to publish it's statistics and data in a way that is mashable. Is it possible to define a standard digital format that could apply to a diverse array of data sets?
posted by baggymp to technology (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The sort of examples for which this might apply are crime statistics, bus and train travel times, recent house sales, mapping data etc.
If it were possible to define a standard, what would it be and how could you describe it to people without an IT background?