Show us a better way update

The show us a better way competition, which invited proposals for better ways of communicating public information, reports back on the winning entries

www.showusabetterway.com

Lots of interesting mashups with public data. Sadly the Ordnance Survey only temporarily freed up data they control for use in the competition. Shortly afterwards

“Ordnance Survey has emailed local government organisations waving its copyright stick. And it’s quite a bit stick. One which, in effect, could prevent many – perhaps all? – of the SUABW winners (Free Our Data announcementBBC announcement), and certainly those which might rely on local authority data that is in any way geographically related – from being implemented, certainly on Google Maps.”

Are the Show Us A Better Way winners safe from Ordnance Survey?

Free our data is the Guardian Technology campaign for free public access to data about the UK and its citizens.

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