About the project
opendata.scot is the result of the OD_BODS project. It is entirely volunteer run and comes from a desire to help people locate and understand Open Data in Scotland better.
Be the most complete and up-to-date source for locating Open Data in Scotland. (Starting with Local Authorities)
- Or submit a request/suggestion if it is missing
- Establish a comparable scorecard/barometer for assessing OD sources
- Help identify where provision can be improved (FAIR principles)
The plan is currently for the 12 months Oct21 - Sep22 with the intention to present the output at SODU22 and figure out next steps from there. See the Project Monthly Plan for more detailed information
History of the OD_BODS project
- 2021 Jun--- At CTC23, a group of people worked on collating the sources and adding analysis, working from Ian's original audit. The OD_BODS team is born.
- 2021 Sep--- OD_BODS is presented at the Scottish Open Data Unconference 2021 SODU21 to positive feedback and suggested that the project should continue
- 2021 Oct--- Plans are put into place to continue the project for 12 months with intention to present at SODU22.
- 2021 Oct--- CodeTheCity sponsors the opendata.scot domain for 2 years.
- 2021 Nov--- After a productive CTC24, the opendata.scot site is live with all 427 of the originally identified datasets listed.
- to 2022 Oct--- We'll be working in-between and in concentrated efforts at CTC civic hacking events where we welcome everyone to join us if they can spare 2-12 hours of work over a weekend. Everyone and all skills welcome - there is plenty to share and learn!
Contact Us / Join Us
For latest news, details about future hacking events
- on Twitter @opendata_sco
We're always happy for new collaborators to join us - no technical experience required, just interest
- on Slack: Open Data Scotland #od-bods
- on Github