London Datastore purpose

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4222
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

When you launched the first version of the Datastore in 2010, you said its purpose was 'to boost transparency and accountability in the capital', and when you launched the Dashboard in 2012 you said it would 'make City Hall as open and transparent as possible'. In launching the new, much improved, Datastore you said it was 'designed to act as a marketplace for ideas and collaborative efforts'. Can you confirm that you still see transparency and accountability as primary aims for the Datastore?

Answer

Answer for London Datastore purpose

Answer for London Datastore purpose

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transparency and accountability remain primary aims of the London Datastore. The updated Dashboard sits on the home page and includes GLA KPIs and many measures of London's city performance. 

In the years since initial launch, wider benefits created by open data and city analytics have become apparent.  It is also right therefore that we convey these messages to encourage collaborative use of the 600 datasets which feature on the site.