The latest version of the Data Access Map, illustrated by Ian Dutnall.

The Data Access Map

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The ODI’s Data Access Map helps to navigate the range of different data access approaches, and the variety of terms being used to describe them

There are many different approaches that people can take to make data accessible to others.

The ODI’s Data Access Map helps to navigate the range of different data access approaches being used and spoken about, and the variety of terms being used to describe them. It’s not a taxonomy – it includes technical means of accessing data and terms for entire ecosystems – but some of the approaches on the map have been clustered into different ‘land masses’ and ‘islands’, based on shared characteristics or features.

We published the first version of the Data Access Map in November 2018.

You can freely copy and use these images in any media (they are CC-BY licensed).

All graphic illustrations were illustrated by Ian Dutnall of Icographic.