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  • 1. Helsinki Region Infoshare Services from open data 12.11.2013 Project Manager Ville Meloni Forum Virium Helsinki
  • 2. City Service Development Kit Helsinki Region Infoshare - Opening up public data Smart City Code4Europe Apps4Finland Open Cities
  • 3. Helsinki Region Infoshare •  Joint activity of Helsinki metropolitan area cities (population over 1 million people) to open data •  Operated by City of Helsinki Urban Facts and Forum Virium Helsinki •  2010-2012 pilot phase •  2013 in adoption phase •  2014 - business as usual •  Municipalities committing resources to open data!
  • 4. Helsinki Region Infoshare Open public data from Helsinki region for everyone to use without cost •  •  •  •  •  Currently over 1000 datasets Open data application showcase Give feedback & request new data & discuss Instructions for public agencies on how to open data Useful tips for developers and other data users
  • 5. Open data themes of HRI •  Statistics and estimates o  Different urban phenomena e.g. living conditions, economics and well-being, employment and transport o  Environmental and service statistics •  Geospatial data o  Regional division boundaries, electoral district divisions, buildings, maps •  Other o  Public service points, decision making, budget, public transportation timetables, snowplowing machine location, etc.
  • 6. Example of 2013 data themes •  Historical maps and aerial photos •  Geographical data such as addresses and various administrative boundaries •  Public decision making data (Open Ahjo) •  Issue reporting API to City of Helsinki (CitySDK project) •  Detailed statistical data about public services such as schools •  Health and wellbeing related data Follow: and @HRInfoshare for open data updates
  • 7. Examples of open data usage and services
  • 8. Data journalism Traffic accidents in Helsinki 2000-2010
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  • 10. Education and research HSY - Rakennusmaavaranto SeutuRAMAVA
  • 11. Visualizations Aerial photos of Helsinki from 1940-, 1960-, 1970- ja 1980-> Historical Helsinki
  • 12. Helsinki in aerial photos 1943-2012
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  • 14. ”The noise data set is a great example of open data which could be very valuable to common people. For example, families looking for a quiet neighborhood in Helsinki would probably want to check local traffic noise levels before buying a house.”
  • 15. Applications Helsinki Region Transport Journey planner API ReittiGPS
  • 16. Blindsquare “Makes you sense what’s around you. You only need to listen” Global data • Openstreetmap • Foursquare Local open data from Helsinki region • Public transportation data • Public service points location data
  • 17. Citizen engagement ”Should it be fixed?” Issue reporting API h"p://
  • 18. More 3rd party applications in HRI applications showcase gallery
  • 19. What next? •  Making open data as part of cities’ normal operations •  In Helsinki open data is included in the city strategy program, IT-strategy and budgeting process •  Let’s show people all the unpublished data there is •  From manually published static data files to application programming interfaces (API’s) and ”automatic data publishing” •  Co-operation: across agencies, cities and state locally and internationally, with technical developers, companies, schools, research institutions, end users
  • 20. New York City targets to open all it’s public data by 2018 (24.9.2013)
  • 21. Inspirational material for data owners including practical case examples of opening and utilizing data. Available in English in November 2013 via
  • 22. Boosting open data utilization
  • 23. How to boost open data utilization? Cities point of view •  Open up more data systematically •  Provide open interfaces (APIs) to the data systems •  Develop interoperability / compatibility of the datasets •  Create user-friendly prototypes to show the usage of the data •  Disseminate best practices •  Better communication, guidance and marketing
  • 24. How to boost open data utilization? Everyone´s point of view • Involve different users and communities to work with the data owners in creating use cases – solutions for real challenges • Invest in open data ecosystem cultivation • Organize events, workshops and competitions • Facilitate access to business funding for data intensive start-ups and other companies • Tie to EU and national open government initiatives and projects
  • 25. Winners of the year 2011 apllication•  categoryopen data “Finnish •  •  •  •  championship” Organized by Suomen Verkkodemokratia seura and Forum Virium Helsinki Since 2009 In year 2013 over 100 entries More than EUR 25.000 worth of 2011/11/22/tamanprice money vuoden-voittajat-onjulkaistu/
  • 26. Apps4Finland 2013 Apps4Finland Contest categories •  “Inspire”, “Decipher”, “Impact” and “Enable” •  The competition entries will be evaluated based on their impact potential in improving the ways open data is used in communication, collaboration and as a source of inspiration Problems as possibilities •  “This year’s contest is really about building a mechanism which will allow large-scale challenges to be broken down into smaller, more easily solvable pieces.” •  •  More collaboration with Finnish governmental and grass-roots organizations Extensive network of open data promoters involved in the contest preparations
  • 27. HEL<3DEV •  Supporting developers who want to utilize APIs and open data provided by the city. •  •  •  •  Website aimed for developers Workshops Code4Europe codefellows Competitions and support programs such as Open Helsinki - Hack at Home 30  
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  • 29. Support program for developers during Apps4Finland 2013 comptetition
  • 30. Open Helsinki Hack at Home •  •  •  •  •  International concept linking developers and organizations creating success stories of open innovation Mentors give valuable feedback and support to the developers Focuses on relevant themes for the active citizen Understanding the city, feedback and tourism Created applications participate in the Apps4Finland competition
  • 31. Open Helsinki Hack at Home •  •  •  •  International concept linking developers and organizations creating success stories of open innovation Mentors give valuable feedback and support to the developers Focuses on relevant themes for the active citizen Created applications participate in the Apps4Finland competition
  • 32. THANK YOU! Ville Meloni Forum Virium Helsinki @HRInfoshare
  • 33. APPENDIX Case: Open Ahjo – Helsinki’s open decision making data
  • 34. Our Dream: Fully Transparent and Open City
  • 35. ouncil City C oose? hich W to ch didate ca n
  • 36. ”Open data will bring the biggest change in public administration that I have experienced during my career” -Mr. Jussi Pajunen, Mayor of Helsinki
  • 37. Helsinki’s electronic document management system - Ahjo •  System for preparing public agendas for decision making •  City Council, City Board, City Departments and their steering committees (over 5.000 users)
  • 38. Ahjo is now Open! •  Helsinki’s public agenda and decision documents as open data (XML) •  Enables new applications and services that bring decision making closer to citizens See also: City council meetings video API
  • 39. Minutes/agendas description information in xml-structure <DescriptionInformationOpenDocument> <Header>text</Header> <Dnro> <DnroShort>String</DnroShort> <DnroTformat>String</DnroTformat> <DnroRunningNumber>String</DnroRunningNumber> <DnroYear>String</DnroYear> </Dnro> <Reference>1967-08-13</Reference> <TaskClass>String</ TaskClass> <DocumentaryData>String</DocumentaryData> <DocumentType>String</DocumentType> <PublicityClass <PublicityClassId="String">String</PublicityClass> <Languagy LanguaguId="String">String</Language> <Decision-maker Decision-makerId="String">String</Decision-maker> <Business BusinessId="String">String</Business> <Office OfficeId="String">String</Office> <Department DepartmentId="String">String</Department> <Presenter PresenterId="String">String</Presenter> <Preparer PreparerId="String">String</Preparer> <OfficeHolder OfficeHolderId="String">String</OfficeHolder> <Status_of_the_case>String</Status_of_the_case> <Status_of_the_document>String</Status_of_the_document> <Personal_data>text</Personal_data> <Additional_data>String</ Additional_data> <ArticleNumber_of_the_agenda>text</ ArticleNumber_of_the_agenda> <X-coordinates>text</Xcoordinates> <Y-coordinates>text</Y-coordinates> <Data_system_index>String</Data_system_index> <Index_termt>String</Index_termt> <MeetingTunniste>String</ MeetingTunniste> <Article>String</Article> <Decision_Date>String</Decision_Date> •  <NextMeetingDate>String</NextMeetingDate> <MeetingDate>1967-08-13</MeetingDate> <DecisionLevel>String</ DecisionLevel> <Kvsto>String</Kvsto> <KvstoMeetingDate>String</ KvstoMeetingDate> <VHMinutes_of_the_meetingnosa>String</ VHMinutes_of_the_meetingnosa> <Minutes_of_the_meeting_ApprovedChecked>String</ Minutes_of_the_meeting_ApprovedChecked> <ArchivingDate>String</ ArchivingDate> <ClosingDate>String</ClosingDate> <DueDate>String</ DueDate> <ExpirationDate>String</ExpirationDate> <PreparationDate>String</PreparationDate> <AbolishedDate>String</ AbolishedDate> <Period_of_validityAlkaa>String</Period_of_validityAlkaa> <Period_of_validity_ends>String</Period_of_validity_ends> <PublishingDate>String</PublishingDate> <To_Internet>1967-08-13</ To_Internet> <PublishingRemovalDate>String</PublishingRemovalDate> <CountingPrinciple_of_curingPeriod>String</ CountingPrinciple_of_curingPeriod> <EndDate_of_curingPeriod>String</ EndDate_of_curingPeriod> <Lenght_of__the_curingPeriod>String</ Lenght_of__the_curingPeriod> <Principle_of__the_curingPeriod>String</ Principle_of__the_curingPeriod> <Year>String</Year> <SerialNumber>String</SerialNumber> <DiscretionUsed>String</ DiscretionUsed> <Astu>String</Astu> <DocumentTypeIdentifier>String</ DocumentTypeIdentifier> <AHJOIdentifier1>String</AHJOIdentifier1> <AHJOIdentifier2>String</AHJOIdentifier2> <PublicationStucture>String</ PublicationStucture> <Astujulkaisu2vExpirationDate>String</ Astujulkaisu2vExpirationDate> <Purpose_of_the_use>String</ Purpose_of_the_use> <MIMEType>String</MIMEType> </DescriptionInformationOpenDocument>
  • 40. •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  <KuvailutiedotOpenDocument> <Otsikko>text</Otsikko> <Dnro> <DnroLyhyt>String</DnroLyhyt> <DnroTmuoto>String</DnroTmuoto> <DnroJuoksevaNumero>String</ DnroJuoksevaNumero> <DnroVuosi>String</DnroVuosi> </Dnro> <Viite>1967-08-13</Viite> <Tehtavaluokka>String</Tehtavaluokka> <AsiakirjallinenTieto>String</AsiakirjallinenTieto> <AsiakirjaTyyppi>String</AsiakirjaTyyppi> <JulkisuusLuokka <JulkisuusLuokkaId="String">String</JulkisuusLuokka> <Kieli KieliId="String">String</Kieli> <Paattaja PaattajaId="String">String</Paattaja> <Toimiala ToimialaId="String">String</Toimiala> <Virasto VirastoId="String">String</Virasto> <Osasto OsastoId="String">String</Osasto> <Esittelija EsittelijaId="String">String</Esittelija> <Valmistelija ValmistelijaId="String">String</Valmistelija> <Viranhaltija ViranhaltijaId="String">String</Viranhaltija> <Asiantila>String</Asiantila> <Asiakirjantila>String</Asiakirjantila> <Henkilotietoja>text</Henkilotietoja> <Lisatieto>String</Lisatieto> <EsityslistanAsianumero>text</EsityslistanAsianumero> <X-kordinaatti>text</X-kordinaatti> <Y-kordinaatti>text</Y-kordinaatti> <Tietojarjestelmarekisteri>String</ Tietojarjestelmarekisteri> <Asiasanat>String</Asiasanat> <Asiasanat>String</Asiasanat> <Asiasanat>String</Asiasanat> <Asiasanat>String</Asiasanat> <Asiasanat>String</Asiasanat> <KokousTunniste>String</KokousTunniste> <Pykala>String</Pykala> <Paatospaiva>String</Paatospaiva> h#p://­‐‑data-­‐‑layers-­‐‑to-­‐‑helsinki-­‐‑citys-­‐‑case-­‐‑management h#p://­‐‑kaupungin-­‐‑asianhallintajarjestelma-­‐‑ ahjon-­‐‑rajapinta/
  • 41. Open Ahjo – Use cases for the data Make it easier for citizens, politicians and civil servants to have a dialogue via social media A:Today we are handling new bicycle-road case xx-yy-zz Q: Could you tell me more about this case? A: Sure! Realtime access to local and relevant decision topics: ”What is being decided in my neighborhood?” Encouraging citizen participation: ”City is building a new library here in 2016. I could tell them my ideas on how to spend the budget” Helsingin kaupungin aineistopankki/Lauri Mannermaa
  • 42. – prototype example – “what is happening in my district?”
  • 43. Ordinary day in the near future Hmm.. at the moment they are planning to do some changes to the land use plan of this area.. Interesting should I participate? •  Mitä jo on tehty unelman saavuttamiseksi I see.. This brandnew bicycle •  Mitä seuraavaksi tehtäisiin by the City corridor was decided x.x.20xx Council and budget was xx euros.. I´ll send positive feedback!
  • 44. Helsinki Region Infoshare won 100 000 € in the ”Citizens” category by releasing open data to involve citizens in decision-making
  • 45. What should we do next? •  Systematically open more data to match with Open Ahjo •  Develop interoperability of the datasets •  Involve various users to work with the City in creating use cases •  Create user-friendly prototypes that showcase the usage of the data •  Disseminate our learnings so others can replicate it