Open Data

Dumfries and Galloway Council is committed to public engagement, transparency and accountability. In doing so, we are releasing our data in an 'open' format.

"Open data is data that can be freely used, shared and built-on by anyone, anywhere for any purpose" - Open Knowledge Foundation

Transparency is key, by releasing data that aids us in decision making, helps us to deliver our services and is used to monitor our performance, we will allow the public to become more engaged, empowered and influence how the Council operates.

View our Open Data

All published data relating to Dumfries and Galloway Council, our region and the services we provide, can be found on USMART .

Whether you're a citizen, business owner, researcher or developer, the site provides datasets to help you understand the region and develop solutions to problems. Please do have a look around and let us know what you think.

Using Open Data

All of the datasets published can be viewed, downloaded and re-used under the Open Government License . It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the responsibilities and exemptions associated with it.

Open Data Strategy

As part of our commitment the Council has also produced an Open Data Strategy which outlines how we as an organisation will move towards a policy of ''Open by Default" when it comes to data publication.

Contact us

If you have any questions or want to suggest a dataset for release, please get in touch:

  • Email: OpenData@dumgal.gov.uk
  • Tel: 01387 702681
  • Write to: Open Data Team, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Monreith House, The Crichton, Glencaple Road, Dumfries, DG1 4ZZ
Page last updated: 05/02/2019
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