We believe that data – especially data gathered by central and local government – is a common good and should be easily accessible to all. However, this isn't always the case.
A lack of access to good information on land is a key barrier to the development of common good land projects and to communities making informed decisions about the land around them. We developed Land Explorer as a user-friendly mapping platform to help people easily visualise public open data about land.
This made us aware of the lack of digital infrastructure for those working for social change more generally, and we have recently established Digital Commons in collaboration with the Solidarity Economy Association. Digital Commons will develop Land Explorer and other software solutions for the social sector, and work to advocate for better data standards so that 'open data' is truly accessible and useful.
We’re a small organisation with big ambitions! We are grateful for all support people feel able to offer us.
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