Linked Data is a standard way to represent data on a wide range of topics. Publishing Linked Data makes it easier for developers to connect information from different sources, resulting in new and innovative applications. For example an application could combine data on dominant business sectors, environmental emissions and educational establishments to help you and your family choose a place to live.
To support this standard, the Open Data Portal makes the catalogue metadata available as Linked Data. We have also published many datasets as Linked Data, and will continue to increase the amount of Linked Data available via the portal.