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Open data: top tips on transparency for local authorities

The Guardian - Last year Nesta launched Make it Local, a project to explore the potential of opening up local authority data. Its aim is to bring together councils and digital developers to design web-based services for the benefit of their communities. The Guardian local government network has already reported on the innovative new services that have been designed as a result of this programme. We've already begun to gain some valuable insights, including some tips for developing online services using your own data.