OKFN, CKAN & OpenData at #OpenRoma

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OKFN, CKAN & OpenData at #OpenRoma

  1. 1. #OpenRoma Irina Bolychevsky @shevskiwww.ckan.org www.okfn.org
  2. 2. The Open Knowledge FoundationWe are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting openness in all its forms (data + content)We build: Communities  + Tools
  3. 3. What does open mean?A piece of content or data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to therequirement to attribute and share-alike.http://opendefinition.org/
  4. 4. What problem are we trying to solve?To utilize digital information more effectively to improvegovernance, the economy and researchFor example: • Find a better way to get to work • Build more sustainable cities • Spend government money more effectively and legitimatelyContext: • Explosion of digital information • Ever improving information technology
  5. 5. Open SolutionStep 1: get the data openly licencedStep 2: make it accessible - metadata, formats,portal (ckan.org)Step 3: start building, linking and turning data intosomething more - information
  6. 6. Built on CKAN (ckan.org)Open source data portal software thatmakes it easy to publish, share and find data.• Rich search and data publishing tools• Integrated data storage, processing, viewing and  visualization• Geospatial metadata & search (including support for INSPIRE)• Extensible and flexible: easy to adapt, extend and integrate• Componentized structure with variety of add-ons: stats, analytics, comments etc• Rich restful JSON API
  7. 7. demo.ckan.org
  8. 8. EvolutionFrom checking transparency requirement tickboxes--> to meaningfully managing data and providing access forre-use
  9. 9. EvolutionThis means publishing data needs to become an ingrainedcentral part of the processValuable, core datasets are needed (national map vs park bench locations) Data portals need to be user  focused: • lowering barriers to entry (in browser previews) • engagement (related items) • better user experience and tools (data API)
  10. 10. Current ClimateAccelerating momentum (e.g. http://ckan.org/instances/)Focus on Open Source - reusable tools &sharing of experiences (UK, US, EU)Global CKAN User GroupOpen Government PartnershipAgreeing on standards (e.g. DCAT) - spec.datacatalogs.org
  11. 11. EuropeEuropean Commission:Connecting Europe Facility- €9 billion for Digital 2014 - 2020Pan-European Open Data Portal2013 (building on publicdata.eu)Supporting the data ecosystem inpublic bodies with training, toolsand consultancy https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/
  12. 12. Results?Heart Surgery - publishing death rates improve success rates- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8170618.stmBrazil - publishing municipality audit reportslegislation.gov.uk - http://blog.okfn.org/2012/10/04/worlds-first-real-commercial-open-data-curation-project/
  13. 13. Thank you! Irina.Bolychevsky@okfn.org @shevskiwww.ckan.org www.okfn.org

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