Land Registry provides linked data
For the first time Land Registry is providing its public data in a machine-readable format, enabling transaction and price paid data to be linked to data from other sources.
This means our data now gets a four star rating for open data as recommended by the World Wide Web consortium and supports the government's Open Data initiative to release data held by public bodies.
Linking data enables information to be connected and shared more easily by using a simple set of guidelines to provide a consistent and easy way of finding data and linking it together. For example, if our price paid data was linked to data from other organisations, a prospective purchaser could access information about an area such as the nearest school to a property, transport links, average rainfall and crime hot spots in one search.
Making our data available in this way is part of Land Registry's commitment to deliver greater data transparency and contribute to economic growth.
Public data is objective, factual, non-personal data on which public services run and are assessed, and policy decisions are based. In future, we intend to add linked data which is:
- of wider public interest
- frequently requested
- not available from us elsewhere.