More NZ government data
From the Dominion Post, via stuff.co.nz: The Cabinet will today issue an instruction to government departments that they should make all data they hold available for free or at a reasonable-price in accessible file formats for reuse by businesses, unless there are good reasons not to.
This policy has worked very well in the US, where the website data.gov, after just over two years’ of operation, has nearly 400,000 data sets, and there are 236 apps available on the web that make use of the data to do things that would otherwise be expensive or impossible.
Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. He also blogs at Biased and Inefficient See all posts by Thomas Lumley »