Edinburgh Open Data is a portal that provides access to council and partner data sets and APIs about the City of Edinburgh. Its creation is founded on the City of Edinburgh Council's Open Data Strategy. Built by Dynamically Loaded, a Glasgow based digital firm, it is operated by the City of Edinburgh Council's Digital Services Team.
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Edinburgh Open Data includes both council and partner data and enables users to search for and locate data sets based on keyword and category searches. For each data set, application, or API, we’ve included accompanying information about the origins, update frequency, and other specifics of the data. The record for each data source also includes links for downloading the data or accessing the application or API.
Simply accessing data, however, is not the ultimate goal of Edinburgh Open Data. By connecting people with data, we’re hoping to encourage users to take the data and transform it into creative applications, projects, and visualizations that demonstrate the power that data can have in understanding and shaping our communities. These public uses of data will be featured in a soon to arrive Data Gallery. Each data set, application, or API can also be rated and commented upon in order to provide feedback on the possible uses of a data source.