London Datastore

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4290
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In your press release dated 23 October 2014 it is stated that London Datastore 2 "is aimed predominately at private sector businesses, professional city data organisations, academics, the London Boroughs and public services and is designed to act as a 'market place' for ideas and collaborative efforts". While the Datastore can provide valuable information for businesses, do you accept that its primary objective should be to honour its initial aim to "boost transparency and accountability in the capital" as set out in your press release dated 7 January 2010?

Answer

Answer for London Datastore

Answer for London Datastore

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.