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  1. Digital Land
  2. Points of Friction
  3. Data collection is hard to keep up to date
Friction

Data collection is hard to keep up to date

It’s often hard to write an automatic process to download a dataset:

  • URLs change or break
  • Some data is made using JavaScript which only works when a human is present
  • Many datasets are kept behind email or permissions-walls

These barriers mean collecting and updating datasets published by organisations including Ordnance Survey, Environment Agency, Historic England and many local authorities is a manual process.