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The Story so far………

It’s been six months since the launch of the Datastore, and during this time we have sourced and released over 260 datasets. The current top five popular datasets are:


• TfL Live Traffic Cameras
• Borough Council Election Results 2010
• Begging Incidents Recorded by British Transport Police
• Average House Price
• Oyster Ticket Stop Locations


In return, you’ve created some stunning visualisations and used the data in unique ways to create some exciting apps.


We’re continuing to work hard with the GLA’s functional bodies (TfL, LDA, LFEPA and MPA) and other organisations to release their data via the London Datastore. In June TfL announced that they have lifted all restrictions on the commercial reuse of their data this was a huge boost for developers.


Meanwhile, now that the site has been around for a little while we’re also looking for ways to improve its functionality. 


If you have any ideas about improving:


• accessibility of data
• ease of navigation round the site
• site structure


…or any other ways of tweaking the site so that you can get your hands on the data as quickly as possible then let us know.


So the question is… how would you improve the Datastore site? We’re keen to hear your suggestions! Send your ideas to or tweet them to us and we’ll feed them directly into any potential updates.


Thanks for supporting the London Datastore.