Desert island dataset challenge

Blogging in The Guardian, Charles Arthur asks a simple question: “Which set of open data would you like to get from the UK government so as to have the maximum impact on the open data movement?” (He compares the query to the BBC show Desert Island Discs, which asks guests which records they would take to a desert island.) He posed the question on Twitter, and answers fell into a few broad categories of data: public transportation, health, education, crime and neighborhood, government spending, land registry, and company balance sheets. And the winner of the Data Deathmatch? Transport data. “We all need to travel, even if it’s only trivial distances,” he writes. “We want to know costs, we want to know journey times, we want to know where we are.” Link to full story in The Guardian.

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