Laura James at Opendatacities conference 2012

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A talk given at the OpenDataCities conference in Brighton, 20th April 2012, by Laura James of the Open Knowledge Foundation

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  • Laura James at Opendatacities conference 2012

    1. 1. Open Data, Open Tools,Open CitiesDr Laura JamesOpen Knowledge Foundation
    2. 2. Open KnowledgeFoundation‘Open knowledge’ is any content, information ordata that people are free to use, re-use andredistribute — without any legal, technological orsocial restriction.
    3. 3. looking back...
    4. 4. challenge + opportunity
    5. 5. what is open data?
    6. 6. http://opendefinition.org/Essentially: “a piece of content or data is open if anyone isfree to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most,to the requirement to attribute and share-alike.”.
    7. 7. not personal data
    8. 8. why open data?
    9. 9. an aside!linking data
    10. 10. when metadata meets the real world
    11. 11. what do we get from opendata?
    12. 12. morequantity changes quality
    13. 13. better
    14. 14. where are we with opendata today?
    15. 15. open data + cities
    16. 16. “information is the currencyof democracy”Thomas Jefferson
    17. 17. more sustainable cities
    18. 18. citizens + communitiesusing open data
    19. 19. your organisationusing open data
    20. 20. what’s the problem?
    21. 21. open tools
    22. 22. open sourcechoice + sustainability
    23. 23. open source new business models
    24. 24. an example of a tool foropen datathe data management system (DMS)
    25. 25. What does a DMS do?
    26. 26. OKF + open tools
    27. 27. CKAN it’s a data management system!
    28. 28. CKANWhat features does it have?
    29. 29. CKANWhat’s it good for?
    30. 30. CKANhttp://publicdata.eu/
    31. 31. CKANhttp://energy.publicdata.eu/ee/index.html
    32. 32. CKANhttp://thedatahub.org
    33. 33. CKANhttp://thedatahub.org
    34. 34. CKANWhat’s it used for?
    35. 35. data.gov.uk
    36. 36. iatiregistry.org
    37. 37. dataGM.org.uk
    38. 38. http://www.hri.fi/en/Helsinki Region Infoshare
    39. 39. coming soon...
    40. 40. CKANnot just the Open Knowledge Foundation
    41. 41. CKANbut do talk to us :)
    42. 42. Open Spending
    43. 43. http://wheredoesmymoneygo.org/bubbletree-map.htmlOpenSpending
    44. 44. http://wheredoesmymoneygo.org/dailybread.htmlOpenSpending
    45. 45. http://wheredoesmymoneygo.org/spending.htmlOpenSpending
    46. 46. http://wheredoesmymoneygo.org/spending.htmlOpenSpending
    47. 47. http://bund.offenerhaushalt.de/OpenSpending
    48. 48. Conclusion
    49. 49. open your data(using open tools!)
    50. 50. talk to us if you need help(there’s a whole community you can work with)
    51. 51. see what opening data cando for your city
    52. 52. thank youokfn.org@OKFNlaura.james@okfn.org

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