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A single sign-on one stop shop for trusted environmental data from ESSP

Our ambition for DataSpring

DataSpring is an API management system that delivers environmental data, on demand, direct from source. It gives you

  • A discovery interface to find the right environmental data API
  • Plain-English metadata and documentation to understand each dataset and its technical constraints
  • Single sign-on
  • Cross-API security token access
  • A set of standard licenses including OGL Evaluation and Commercial

Give DataSpring a try

DataSpring is now running as a prototype service with access to a number of open datasets from some of the UK government’s major environmental data holding organisations. As a data user, we want to engage with you to better understand your requirements to improve this service. Please help us give the service you need to allow you to realise the potential of government data.

Please note
Over coming months DataSpring will be refreshed with a clearer lay out, more useable and useful content and user guides. We hope to launch DataSpring as a persistent test-bed in Spring 2017 with consistent developer licensing across open and restricted access data. This new approach to data access will help developers discover new ways of working with our data and allow us to test out new datasets with developers.

Or contact us on info@esspartnership.org to find out more

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November 2016 Newsletter
DataSpring is an API Management System jointly developed by the ESSP. DataSpring provides a single sign on, one stop shop for direct access to trusted environmental data from the authoritative sources across ESSP and beyond

May 2016 Newsletter
Demonstrating DataSpring at our first Preview event held in March. Bringing together a small group of software developers for a hands–on, creative day using our live prototype service. Contact us if you would like to be involved

Autumn 2015 Newsletter
Introducing DataSpring; Connected data for a connected environment; Working together; Open Government Licence; What do you think?; Here to help

Spring 2015 Newsletter
DataSpring; OpenViewer; Collaborating on Licensing Agreements and Technical Solutions; Engagement; We need your help

Autumn 2014 Newsletter Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed; Hello from the Head of ESSP; Data that’s easy to use; Potential users of our data services; Resilience Pilot Project; Construction Pilot Project; We need your help

Spring 2014 Newsletter
Data, Data, Data; Collaborating on technical solutions and licensing agreements; Engagement; Formats and standards; ESSP is different from...; We need your help