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Defra Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss speaking at the Unruly Clubhouse on 25 June 2015

We’re posting here on the Defra digital blog some of the stories about our data, data activities and data releases. On 25 June, our Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss set out her vision for the role of open data in the future of food and farming.

Near Real Time 'Flood Data' API

Open 'Flood' Data Last year the Environment Agency increased its publication of Open Data.  In the first instance, and in response to the extreme flooding episodes of the 2013/14 winter, this included access to flood warnings, flood alerts and river …

Rivers of data

This week sees some exciting steps forward in opening up useful data that support our understanding of rivers and providing data that local groups  interested in topics such as flood management and pollution control can access. OpenMap Water This week we …

INSPIRE’d?

Defra is the UK lead department for the INSPIRE Directive, the UK is leading the way in INSPIRE implementation. In this post we provide an introduction to INSPIRE for those who are new to it and an update on progress …

How we organise online guidance

Defra's guidance helps people comply with the law, but people use it because they have a task to complete. Whether it's labelling food products or applying for a grant, a user's task is always broader than just knowing what the legislation …