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A year of data.gov.uk

The Guardian - Nigel Shadbolt - A year ago Tim Berners-Lee and I unveiled data.gov.uk – a year on and it provides a single point of access to nearly 6,000 government data sets.

Everything from local authorities spending to the whereabouts of the nations bus stops, from energy consumption in ministries to infection rates in hospitals.

The Guardian has argued that open data can rebalance the relationship between those who govern and the citizen. Grand sounding stuff – but how does it work?