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Open data means business: UK innovation across sectors and regions: Survey questions

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Company Details

1. Company name

2. What is the size of your company?

3. [Open Data 500 question]* Which category best describes your company's area of business? 

4. [Open Data 500 question] Which of the following are significant sources of revenue for your company?

Tick all that apply.

Open Data Usage

5. How does your company currently use open data?

Tick all that apply.

6. [Open Data 500 question] What types of open data does your company use?

Tick all that apply.

7. Does your company currently use open government datasets?

8. If yes, which open government datasets does it currently use?

e.g. Transport for London ('station locations'), UK Hydrographic Office ('tidal predictions'), etc; please list all datasets or those of greatest significance/value to your company.

9. Does your company currently use other open datasets, such as those provided by businesses, charities, or community projects?

e.g DBpedia, Geonames, Musicbrainz, etc; please list all datasets or those of greatest significance/value to your company.

10. If yes, which other open datasets does it currently use?

Product/Service Information

11. Please name and briefly describe your company's products and/or services that utilise open data.

12. Which pricing mechanism(s) does your company use for its open data products and/or services?

Tick all that apply

13. If your company has previously used open data in particular products and/or services but ceased to do so, could you please describe why?

Challenges in the use of Open Data

14. Please indicate the extent to which each of the following issues influence your company's decision to use open data:

  1. Provenance of data
  2. Licensing of datasets
  3. Accuracy of data
  4. Timeliness of data
  5. Ease of access to datasets
  6. Format of data
  7. Accompanying documentation
  8. Help and support from publisher

For each:

15. If you wish to elaborate on any of these issues, please do so.

*Questions marked as [Open Data 500 question] are replicated from the Open Data 500 survey.

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