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  1. Digital Land
  2. Points of Friction
  3. The same data is inconsistent across publishers

The same data is inconsistent across publishers

Often the same specific types of data are defined or formatted differently depending on the publisher. This inconsistency exists even where a standard is in place.

For example, among the 330 lists made available to meet the brownfield register standard we found 31 different file formats and a wide range of character encoding, blank lines, blank column names, incorrect formatting, incompatibility and other useability issues.

This widespread inconsistency across publishers is problematic for anyone developing data-based products that serve the housing market nationwide.