Delivering Open Government: setting free public dataOpen Government is transforming the way organizations across the world handle data and make it available to citizens and communities and is based on four common principles:
- Job creation.
The Open Government challengeAs much public data sits on different - and commonly incompatible - systems, the main challenge is delivering interoperability to enable its wider distribution and reuse. Interoperability enables governments to unlock data from disparate locations and make it available in an array of e-government services, .
By using emerging protocols, smart tagging, semantics, and document format standards, it is now possible to extract data from incompatible systems. New, simple and accessible ways of using the data are already creating services that benefit both local and global communities, but there's still so much potential.