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

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 Laura James at Opendatacities conference 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • Open Data, Open Tools,Open CitiesDr Laura JamesOpen Knowledge Foundation
  • Open KnowledgeFoundation‘Open knowledge’ is any content, information ordata that people are free to use, re-use andredistribute — without any legal, technological orsocial restriction.
  • looking back...
  • challenge + opportunity
  • what is open data?
  • 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.”.
  • not personal data
  • why open data?
  • an aside!linking data
  • when metadata meets the real world
  • what do we get from opendata?
  • morequantity changes quality
  • better
  • where are we with opendata today?
  • open data + cities
  • “information is the currencyof democracy”Thomas Jefferson
  • more sustainable cities
  • citizens + communitiesusing open data
  • your organisationusing open data
  • what’s the problem?
  • open tools
  • open sourcechoice + sustainability
  • open source new business models
  • an example of a tool foropen datathe data management system (DMS)
  • What does a DMS do?
  • OKF + open tools
  • CKAN it’s a data management system!
  • CKANWhat features does it have?
  • CKANWhat’s it good for?
  • CKANhttp://publicdata.eu/
  • CKANhttp://energy.publicdata.eu/ee/index.html
  • CKANhttp://thedatahub.org
  • CKANhttp://thedatahub.org
  • CKANWhat’s it used for?
  • data.gov.uk
  • iatiregistry.org
  • dataGM.org.uk
  • http://www.hri.fi/en/Helsinki Region Infoshare
  • coming soon...
  • CKANnot just the Open Knowledge Foundation
  • CKANbut do talk to us :)
  • Open Spending
  • http://wheredoesmymoneygo.org/bubbletree-map.htmlOpenSpending
  • http://wheredoesmymoneygo.org/dailybread.htmlOpenSpending
  • http://wheredoesmymoneygo.org/spending.htmlOpenSpending
  • http://wheredoesmymoneygo.org/spending.htmlOpenSpending
  • http://bund.offenerhaushalt.de/OpenSpending
  • Conclusion
  • open your data(using open tools!)
  • talk to us if you need help(there’s a whole community you can work with)
  • see what opening data cando for your city
  • thank youokfn.org@OKFNlaura.james@okfn.org