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Getting the most out of open data

Lindsay Street, our researcher, explores how Big Local areas can use open data to enlighten their decision making.

One of the principles of the Big Local programme is that residents know best about what the community needs and therefore have control of how to spend their £1 million. But how can partnerships make even more informed decisions, combining their knowledge of the local area with different types of data?

In Matt Leach's blog, Putting data into the hands of communities, he talks about how open data is an important piece of evidence that can be used to inform decision-making at a hyper local level. But using open data isn’t meant for just ‘techy’ people - here are a few tips and important things to know to help you use it better.

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