What is Open Data?

What is Open Data?

Broxtowe's Open data section has been created as a platform to easily share the council's non personal data in an open and transparent way and without restrictions such as copyright. This is in accordance with the Government's Open Data White Paper, published in June 2012.

You do not have to apply for permission to use the data Broxtowe publishes but you are required to follow the terms of the Open Government License. By downloading data from this site you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of the Open Government License.

Data filesBroxtowe has provided all of the data on this website in an open and readable format allowing it to be read by non-propriety software and easily re-used. The data can then be used to create applications and systems containing information which is useful to the borough and wider community.

Broxtowe's open data section will grow in the coming months as we acquire more datasets to publish. If you have a suggestion for datasets you would like to see included on this website please get in touch using the contact details provided.

All of Broxtowe's open data is available in formats which are open and machine readable without requiring non-propriety software.

Below is an explanation of the file types in use:

  • A CSV (Comma-separated Value) file stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain-text form. Plain text means that the file is a sequence of characters, with no data that has to be interpreted. CSV files are compatible with all types of spreadsheet software.

  • RSS (Rich Site Summary) uses a family of standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, video, etc.

    An RSS document includes full or summarized text, and metadata, like publishing date and author's


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