I’ve decided to index some of the pieces which I have written on Open Data since 2011. As far as I know these are the ones that haven’t vanished into the ether of the web. This should allow me to find, and refer to, pieces more easily when I need to.
In the lists below you will find historic overviews of open data in Scotland, appeals for better provision of open data, the economic and social arguments for open data etc, surveys of the state of open data etc.
This list excludes
- ones which were written for internal blogs at Aberdeen City Council while I worked there, and
- the many dozens of practical pieces I’ve authored on how to use platforms such as Wikidata to publish structured linked open data, nor write-ups of projects at Code The City events which heavily featured open data . If you are looking for those, you could start here.
My aim is to keep this updated as I write more.
The developing state of Open Data in Scotland
(oldest to newest)
What is Open Data and Why Does it Matter? – a research paper co-authored with David Hume Institute
The state of Open Data in Aberdeen
Some other background pieces on Open Data