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Slides for talk at International Journalism Festival in Perugia, 16th April 2011.

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  • 2011/04/16/Perugia/IJF#opendata + #ddj Jonathan Gray Open Knowledge Foundation
  • What is #opendata?
  • Its all about:
  • Re-use
  • From legal uncertainty...
  • … to legal clarity.
  • Open data: free for anyone to reuse orredistribute for any purpose
  • use reuse“open” = redistribution commercial reuse C derivative works “do what you like” may require: - attribution - sharing back
  • opendefinition.org
  • Why?
  • Data for datas sake?
  • Enable people to make useful,valuable things with government data
  • New ways of representing data
  • Put policies into context
  • New ways of delivering data
  • Personalised services
  • A richer data ecosystem
  • Better connected, more detailed, higher quality data sources
  • Not just about government
  • Harness external expertise
  • Closed data does not scale
  • Sharing is the key to scaling
  • Who is doing it?
  • Open government data around the world?
  • Arvada, Asturias, Australia, Badalona, Balearic Islands, Ireland,Canadá, Catalonia, Chile, China, San Francisco County, City of AnnArbor, Calgary, Edmonton, London, City of Seattle, Windsor,Portland, State of Colorado, Dalian, Kingdom of Denmark, HongKong, Manchester, Washington D.C., Europe, Extremadura, FingalCounty, State of Florida, Georgia, Gijón, Helsinki, Massachusetts,County of Kent, Kenya, Republic of Finland, Lichfield District, Italy,Lleida, London City, State of Maine, State of Minnesota, State ofMissouri, Departamento de Montevideo, Montreal, Nanaimo, Nantes,Kingdom of the Netherlands, New South Wales, The City of New York,State of New York, New Zealand, N Ireland, State of Oklahoma, Stateof Alabama, Albania, Cordoba, Basque Country, Finlande-Orientale,London, Manchester, Navarra, Ottawa, State of Texas, State ofGeorgia, State of Tennessee, Sweden, Barcelona, Kingdom of Sweden,Spain, State of Oregon, Paris, Kingdom of Spain, Hellenic Republic,Piedmont, Rennes, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,Russia, Europe, Slovakia, California Republic, Michigan, State ofNebraska, State of Utah, State of Washington, Sutton, Globe, Toronto,Borough of Trafford, United States of America, U.K., Globe,Vancouver, Victoria, Virginia, Warwickshire, Saragossa
  • 100+ data cataloguesfrom around the world
  • OpenDataSearch.org 15k+ datasets
  • Open government data in Europe?Austria Germany NetherlandsBelgium Greece PolandBulgaria Hungary PortugalCyprus Ireland RomaniaCzech Republic Italy SlovakiaDenmark Latvia SloveniaEstonia Lithuania SpainFinland Luxembourg SwedenFrance Malta United Kingdom
  • Open government data in Europe?Austria Germany NetherlandsBelgium Greece PolandBulgaria Hungary PortugalCyprus Ireland RomaniaCzech Republic Italy SlovakiaDenmark Latvia SloveniaEstonia Lithuania SpainFinland Luxembourg SwedenFrance Malta United Kingdom
  • PublicData.eu13k+ datasets
  • “I have said it before, andI say it again: yes to open data!”EC Vice President Neelie Kroes
  • So what?
  • How is this relevant to journalism?
  • What will open data enable us to do that we couldnt do before?
  • What questions will it let us answer?
  • How will it make our lives easier?
  • <caveats>
  • Open data is not a panacea
  • Tools dont write stories, journalists do
  • </caveats>
  • More material for news stories
  • Tools which make it easierto explore and analyse big datasets
  • Giving direct access to sources
  • Harness external expertise
  • Giving context to stories
  • Giving access to news sources
  • Speed up fact-checking
  • Tools that are so goodthat they are invisible
  • For example?
  • Spending data
  • Fragmented, disconnected, non-machine readable
  • Difficult to find,hard to piece together
  • WhereDoesMyMoneyGo.org
  • OpenSpending.org
  • Mapping spending in 20+ countries
  • Datastore
  • Tools for analysis and visualisation
  • Complex queries, custom notifications
  • Understanding, contextualising and interrogating data
  • Who gets what?
  • Systematically track transactions
  • How much has investment in UKschools grown over the past 5 years?
  • How much did Siemens receive intotal in 2006-2009 from UK and Italy?
  • How much do streetlights costin Paris? In Rome? In Tbilisi?
  • Spending Stories
  • Connecting stories to datasets, and vice versa
  • What now?
  • Increasing data literacy
  • Ask/answer questions about data: GetTheData.org
  • 12 minute film about #opendata: opengovernmentdata.org/film
  • EJCs data journalism group: bit.ly/ejc-ddj
  • OKFs #ddj mailing list: bit.ly/ddj-list
  • Interested in spending? OpenSpending.org
  • OpenDataChallenge.org €20k, 60 days
  • These slides:bit.ly/opendata-ddj
  • Get in touch!jonathan.gray@okfn.orghttp://twitter.com/jwyg
  • Image creditsImages by Otto Neurath and the Isotype Institute from FulltablePierre Vivants Traffic Light Tree by William WarbyThe Green Light by Ted PercivalFurther linksOpen Knowledge Foundation - http://www.okfn.orgWhere Does My Money Go? - http://www.wheredoesmymoneygo.orgOpen Spending - http://www.openspending.orgEuropean Energy - http://energy.publicdata.euOpen Government Data - http://www.opengovernmentdata.orgCKAN - http://www.ckan.net + http://www.ckan.orgOpen Knowledge Definition - http://www.opendefinition.orgGet The Data - http://www.getthedata.orgOpen Data Manual - http://www.opendatamanual.orgOpen Data Search - http://www.opendatasearch.orgPublicData.eu - http://publicdata.eu These slides are available under a Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike License. While most images are available under an open license (see above) some are used for illustrative purposes and rights may be reserved by their creators.