Local open data ecosystems – a prototype map

Nesta have published new research that aims to highlight patterns in local authority open data publication

The map takes into consideration a number of factors to score local authorities and other data providers which they’ve then mapped.  The methodology is interesting. For example:

“Local authority sites were excluded even if these had an open data page, as these varied widely in content and usability making it difficult to objectively assign a value”

If nothing else this research highlights the inconsistencies in open data publishing and quality across authorities.

Well worth a read through.