Helsinki Region Infoshare – Open Regional Data for All Project Manager Ville Meloni Forum Virium Helsinki September 2011
Project Overview 07.11.11 Forum Virium Helsinki “ Making regional information quickly and easily accessible to all. The information can be used freely at no cost ” To develop a network of information owners who maintain and open their data following common guidelines. To build a web service through which the data can be easily found, accessed and utilised. Provide information as machine readable ” raw data ” which is easy to utilize in various applications and web-services. To pilot an open data activity model and its implications to both the producers and end users of the data.
Timeline, financing, implementation 07.11.11 Forum Virium Helsinki Collaboration with many different organisations to open data i.e. government, other municipalities, municipal organizations, etc.
Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen
Finnish innovation fund (Sitra)
Ministry of Finance
City of Helsinki Urban Facts
Forum Virium Helsinki
Timeline 2010-2012 (pilot) 2012- (on-going function) Collaboration between data producers and developers using that data!
Establishing the HRI-function (people, processes, guidelines, etc.)
More open data, better open data , wider scope of open data, inter-usability of data!
Encouraging the usage of the data , application competitions for developers, co-operation with companies, universities, etc. that want to use it. Apps4Finland2011 (apps4finland.fi). IBM Smarter Cities Challenge in Helsinki. Preparing for WDC Helsinki 2012.
National and international co-operation related especially to: legal issues, operational best-practices and metadata interoperability.