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Definition Edit

Open government data (OGD) is

Public Sector Information that has been made available to the public as Open Data.[1]

Overview Edit

The two main elements of open government data are normally defined as

  • Government data: is any data and information produced or commissioned by public bodies.
  • Open data: are data that can be freely used, re-used and distributed by anyone, only subject to (at the most) the requirement that users attribute the data and that they make their work available to be shared as well.

References Edit

  1. Open Data White Paper: Unleashing the Potential, at 8.

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