We've worked a lot with open data. Particularly the census data and weather data, which our clients will often use to help better understand their market share and sales results.
One ongoing issue we've had with open data, though, is that many of our clients find it challenging to work with. You've got to find the right file, download it, manipulate it and then load it into Tableau. Sometimes that's not too much of a problem but other times it's a little too hard for our clients to bother with.
Which is a shame because that data is free, and has a lot of value to give.
DataSpark are proud to share that we will soon be releasing a new data platform that will make open government data much easier to work with. The beta will feature Australian Bureau of Statistics' Census data, with plans for more data to join that in the future.
If this sounds interesting and you would like to be part of the beta process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.