GREEK OPEN DATA:PRESENT&FUTUREELIZABETH TSAOUSIDOUWEB SCIENCE
INFORMATION SOCIETY• On the eve of the 21st century, the Information Society (IS) creates a new environment and new opportunities for growth, prosperity and quality of life.• At the same time it creates a new, knowledge- based economy and it upgrades the role of the human resources. In order to promote IS in Greece in a cohesive and comprehensive fashion, a special Operational Program for IS (OPIS) has been formed within the scope of the 3rd CSF. The OPIS is innovative and horizontal in nature, crossing different government services.
Strategic Objectives • OPIS is the main level for implementing an overall national strategy leading to the Information Society. Major institutional actions are being implemented in parallel with supplementary measures under the operational programme. • In its progress toward the IS, Greece faces a series of challenges. In order for the country to be able to benefit from developments, it should capitalize on new developments, and release certain weaknesses that prevent investment and the creation.
Strategy for the Information Society Strategy is based on a number of fundamental principles:• Innovation and entrepreneurship: The IS is developing on the basis of market mechanisms and the regulatory framework must facilitate new business initiatives and innovation.• Democracy and personal freedoms: The IS must extend the democratic process and protect citizens’ rights.• Equal opportunities and social cohesion: The IS must provide all citizens with access to the opportunities, knowledge and markets made available by the new technologies.
Two general strategic objectives The first general objective falls under the heading of “Citizens and quality of life” • This relates to improvement in the quality of life for the average citizen by actions in a range of critical sectors such as public administration, health, transport and the environment. • Intervention in these sectors is improve the services offered through integrated information and communications systems as well as through the provision of Services in Public Administration, in real time.
The second objective falls under theheading of “Economic Developmentand Human Resources” • This relates to the creation of conditions appropriate for supporting a process of economic and social development in which technology and knowledge are the main instruments for increasing productivity and competitiveness, incomes, employment and the skills of the labour force. • It includes developing telecommunications infrastructure, supporting economic mechanisms and employment by making the most of new technologies, creating an education and training system adapted to the needs of the 21st century, and promoting Greek culture.
Specific Objectives In order to achieve its two general objectives OPIS has set a series of specific objectives or priorities. These are as follows: Action line 1 – Education and Culture, Action line 2 – Citizens and Quality of Life, Action line 3 - The Digital Economy and Employment, Action line 4 – Communications and Action line 5 - Technical Assistance.
SCOPE• The Information Society becomes a part of your everyday life. It is about new skills, new services, modern technologies which you use on a daily basis to make your life more comfortable, more productive and richer in knowledge and experience.• New technologies in more or less visible manner change the way we live, we work, we have fun, we learn and communicate. Information Society utilizes technology to offer you more.
Advantages of IS Data Implementation of these requires cooperation between the public and private sectors in a civic society where citizens participate in shaping the nature of the Information Society.• Improvements in services to citizens and businesses• Better quality of life• An education system and research adapted to the digital age• Dynamic economic growth• Increased employment• Highlighting and promoting Greek culture
Advantages of IS data• Protecting citizen and consumer rights• Developing national communications infrastructure• Equal participation of the regions in the global arena• Utilizing new technologies in the mass media
IS Open data in Greece• PUBLIC BUILDINGS• FREE WIFI LOCATIONS• METROPOLIS &CITIES
IS open data in UK Better connected 2010 survey results• Provides headline results from Better connected, Scotias UK-wide annual survey of the usefulness and usability of all local authority websites Focus on Gender• Office for National Statistics Offers an insight into the lives of men and women in contemporary UK society. It includes information on their characteristics, experiences and lifestyle, placing particular emphasis on the differences between
IS data in UK Personal Wealth• This publication contains information about Identified Personal Wealth in the UK, i.e. wealth based on the assets (including land and buildings, cash, bank and building society accounts and securities) of the estates that require a grant of representation. Source agency: HM Revenue and Customs Designation: National Statistics Language: English Alternative title: Personal Wealth Child benefit• Information about Child Benefit Families and Society .
IS open data in UK Buildings:• Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest• Listed Buildings• Monthly Statistics of Building Materials and Components
IS open data in U.S.A cities:• Health• Education• Law• Neighborhood Planning Areas• Parking Tickets• Places of Worship• Police Facility Locations
Possible activities in Greece• Survey on child’s benefits.• Description about wealth in Greece with statistics numbers.• Information about the usability and visiting of local websites by natives.• Statistic analysis for the state telecommunications.• Number of local businesses.• Information about unemployment in every city.• Information about historical buildings and the materials which used.
Added value to the citizen The existing of these kind of services could offer:• Equal opportunities and access for all• Creating an environment for growing innovation and increasing business initiative• Protecting individual freedoms and the operation of democratic institutions.
Hall of Thessaloniki Open data in Greece:• Interesting places in the Hall of Thessaloniki
Open data in UK Hall of London:• Parks in the London• Playgrounds in the London• Childrens Centers in the London• Libraries in the London• Location of schools• Public House• Brent Council offices• School Destinations of secondary School Pupils Resident in London Boroughs
Open data in U.S.A• City Wards• Business Improvement Areas• Bikeways• Address Points• Bicycle Count and Locations• Festivals & Events• Fire Station Location• Forest and Land Cover• Licensed Child Care Centers
Possible Activities in Greece • Institutes for educational programs • Information about parks, playgrounds useful for children • Survey on local business growing
Added value to citizen • The application of these datasets allows every citizen to be inform about the public locations and events in his town. • To find easy streets and buildings • To get any detail about his town’s activity