Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for the Open Property Data Association (OPDA). Here, we have compiled a list of common queries to provide you with quick and informative answers. Whether you’re considering becoming a member or seeking clarification on OPDA’s activities, this page aims to address your most pressing questions. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please feel free to reach out to us directly for further assistance.

What is the Open Property Data Association (OPDA)?

The Open Property Data Association (OPDA) is a membership-based organisation dedicated to promoting and facilitating the open exchange of property-related data. It aims to create standards, foster collaboration, and provide resources to support the development of innovative solutions in the property industry.

Why should I become a member of OPDA?

By becoming a member of OPDA, you gain access to a vibrant community of professionals, organisations, and experts in the property data domain. Membership offers numerous benefits, including networking opportunities, access to industry insights, participation in working groups, and the ability to contribute to shaping industry standards.

How can I join OPDA?

Joining OPDA is a straightforward process. Simply visit our membership page and navigate to the membership section. There, you'll find information on the different membership levels and their associated benefits. You can then complete the membership application form and submit it for review.

Are there different membership levels available?

Yes, OPDA offers different membership levels to cater to varying needs. These levels include options for firms of all sizes - from start-ups to corporates organisations. All of our members enjoy the same set of benefits and opportunities for involvement

Can I access exclusive resources as an OPDA member?

Yes, as an OPDA member, you gain access to exclusive resources designed to enhance your knowledge and support your work in the open property data ecosystem. These resources may include research papers, whitepapers, industry reports, case studies, and best practice guidelines. 

How does OPDA contribute to the development of industry standards?

OPDA plays an active role in the development and promotion of industry standards related to property data. Through working groups and collaborative efforts, members work together to define and refine standards that ensure interoperability, data quality, and transparency. By joining OPDA, you can actively contribute to and shape the development of these standardisation efforts.

Can OPDA help me stay updated on the latest trends in property data?

Absolutely! One of the key benefits of OPDA membership is the opportunity to stay informed about the latest trends, advancements, and innovations in open data, technology, and trust frameworks. Through regular communication channels, such as newsletters, discussion forums, and online communities, OPDA keeps its members updated on emerging technologies, industry news, and relevant research.