Linked Data ( sometimes called ‘Linked Open Data’ ) refers to a method of publishing ‘raw’ information over the web in a style that enables and encourages others to join it up with other related information, to create new views and services. It is at the heart of the Semantic Web which proposes a step change from a web of documents, to a web of data. The step change is the ability to ‘link’ data rather than just discover related documents.
'public data' are defined as government-held non-personal data collected or generated in the course of public service delivery.
Publishing local linked data will require certain standards and information assets to become established.