I was the submitter for this entry and would like to raise an objection to the review.
My submission has been rejected with the following comment (and the UK has been scored 0% for this category):
“There are datasets available form the Ordnance Survey and ONS, but none are fully compliant with the requirement of this theme. There have been no address links to postcodes found.”
My submission mainly described the availability of open geocoded postcode datasets available for the UK, as that was the focus of the category description. I had not understood that the requirement this year was only for datasets that contained addresses as well as postcodes.
Although there is no open address data available, the UK should receive at least some points in this category due to the availability of Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase products. AddressBase contains full address details with postcodes and coordinates, and covers all of Great Britain.
In my view the responses under “How open is the data?” should be as follows:
- It’s not openly licenced
- It’s not available free online
- It is available in bulk
- It’s not available free of charge
- It is up-to-date
- It is in an open format