Public ToiletsPublic FacilitiesSanitation
Local Government Association (LGA)
| Version: No information
A CSV template for describing details of toilet services where local government is responsible for cleaning and maintenance. Details include location, accessibility, hours of operation, and additional amenities
  • License: Data providers are encouraged to publish under the Open Government Licence. While the LGA maintains a copyright to the documentation, the standard does not appear to be licensed
  • About the Publisher: The Local Government Association represents the interests of English and Welsh municipal councils in national government. The LGA also promotes communication between local government authorities and develops best practices. LGA standards have been developed in response to the UK's Local Government Transparency Code, which encourages the publication of government data in standardized machine-readable formats.
  • Updated by Publisher: 2014-11-14
  • Level of Use: 378 District and County Councils are members of the LGA
  • Open License: Yes
  • Transferable to other Jurisdictions: While some fields take URIs that are specific to UK locations, these fields are not required
  • Stakeholder Participation: The Local Government Association consists of local government officials who collaborate to develop best practices for local authorities, the would-be stakeholders.
  • Consensus-based Governance: Although schemas and documentation are held on GitHub, changes can only be decided by the LGA
  • Extensions: The LGA provides a CSV template, and extensions are not supported by the LGA data portal
  • Machine Readable: CSV format required
  • Human Readable: CSV template has readable headers
  • Requires Real-Time Data: Dates included in the applications are noted, but there is no requirement for consistent publication
  • Metadata: No information
Added to directory: 2017-08-20
Waste Service StandardsServicesSanitation
Local Digital Coalition
| Version: 1
Digital standard data and API structure for exchanging waste service data
  • License: MIT
  • About the Publisher: The Local Digital Coalition is a publicly funded entity that helps local municipalities adopt collaborative digital standards to increase efficiency
  • Updated by Publisher: 2016-03-01
  • Level of Use: Low. Takeup has not been significant due to lack of resources
  • Open License: Yes
  • Transferable to other Jurisdictions: Specification is general, but address format may be specific to UK addresses
  • Stakeholder Participation: 5 UK councils participated in development. Standard is now managed by a coalition group
  • Consensus-based Governance: Documentation and Samples are on GitHub, but there appears to be only one contributor
  • Extensions: Ontology allows for additional terms, and related software projects such as report-a-missed-bin have ben undertaken by participating municipalities
  • Machine Readable: API specification is in RAML format
  • Human Readable: API specification is in RAML format
  • Requires Real-Time Data: Specifies last_collection event as well as next scheduled collection
  • Metadata: Specification also includes a structure for addresses, which uses the Land Registry BS7666 type
Added to directory: 2017-06-13