What is it?
The LG Inform and LG Inform Plus application programming interface (API) allows anyone to view and download open data about local areas, such as demographic details and performance data. It's been built to support both amateur and professional developers, and can help you deliver information services that matter. It's free for the first 500 MB but developers can subscribe to extend their limit, and the limit for subscribing local authorities is larger.
What can I use the API for?
- Enrich apps with data about local places and people.
- Create a community dashboard for your local council.
- Target segmented customers based on government-sourced data.
- Power GIS tools with neighbourhoods and meaningful geographies.
- And much more!
Who has used it?
A wide variety of groups, from a group of individuals looking at lifestyle-based living in London to the Local Government Association, where it's used to power their nationwide local govenment performance information service, LG Inform.
What do I need?
Register with LG Inform Plus, if you haven't already done so, then request a security key. Security keys are assigned instantly and for use by you and others from your organisation. Please note: if several keys are issued, the monthly data limit is for your whole organisation not per key.
I need help!
We've a full list of supporting material available on our help site.