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openOriginally published in 2012 the “Open Data Handbook” has been revamped to inspire Open Data Newcomers.

The new version of the online site allows access to:

  • The Open Data Book
  • Value Stories
  • Resource Library

For those who have not yet been introduced to the Open Data Handbook, the below is a good overview of what its about.

This handbook discusses the legal, social and technical aspects of open data. It can be used by anyone but is especially designed for those seeking to open up data. It discusses the why, what and how of open data – why to go open, what open is, and the how to ‘open’ data.

There are already a lot of “Open” sources of such as Open Source Web Crawlers and Data Sets, which is set to grow in the wake of the Internet of Things (IoT) and other data creation solutions.

The Handbook/Guide provides a good place to start if you are considering making your data Open, however the data created will also be a huge revenue generator for companies who produce the IoT devices.  The amount of data that will made Open remains to be seen more things come online