Best Practise: Why Vienna has Open Data


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Presentation held at: Leuven Open Data MeetUp on 20.09.2011 by Martin Kaltenböck (Semantic Web Company): Best Practise: Why Vienna has Open Data

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Best Practise: Why Vienna has Open Data

  1. 1. Best Practise: Why Vienna has Open Data 20. September 2011, Leuven Open Data MeetUp, Belgium Martin Kaltenböck, CMC Semantic Web Company – OKFN / OGD Austria – LOD2 Project – These slides are published under :
  2. 2. Best Practise: Open Government Vienna Open Data Meetup - Leuven / Belgium DI Johann Mittheisz City of Vienna – Chief Information Officer Executive Group for Organisation, Safety and Security Information and Communication tTchnology MD-OS/IKT – CIO
  3. 3. Open Government Vienna <ul><li>Vienna already offers an E Government portal „virtual administrative office“ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>582 e-Government pages in corporate design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>188 online forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 applications to make appointments online </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vienna made an essential contribution for the multiple European E Government champion's title of Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Vienna extends and improves the E Government offer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for the benefit of the citizens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>as an added value for the business location Vienna </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Government is the consistent refinement of E Government </li></ul>MD-OS/IKT – CIO
  4. 4. Open Government Commitment <ul><li>Vienna says „Yes“ to Open Government </li></ul><ul><li>Open Government ist part of the Viennese government programm, November 2010! </li></ul><ul><li>Vienna doesn‘t hide the data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>except for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>individual-related data (data protection) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>critical infrastructure (security) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Government Data is part of Open Government </li></ul><ul><li>Formation of „Cooperation OGD Österreich“, July2011 </li></ul>MD-OS/IKT – CIO
  5. 5. I CT-principles / I for Information <ul><li>March 2011 – Official „Yes“ to Open Government </li></ul><ul><li>May 2011 – press conference and launch of Open Government portal Vienna </li></ul><ul><ul><li>overview about existing Government Services, e.g. city map with more than 100 layers: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Government Data Catalogue: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>June 2011 – OGD phase 2: more data </li></ul><ul><li>October 2011 – OGD phase 3: ? </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach: LOD evaluation & data on demand </li></ul>MD-OS/IKT – CIO
  6. 6. I C T-principles / C for Communication <ul><li>Open Government Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>contact adresses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback channels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>forum for discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monthly Open Government Platform Vienna </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May, June, July 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4th platform: September 29 th 2011 & live stream </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OGD2011 – Open Data Conference Vienna </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 June 2011 </li></ul></ul>MD-OS/IKT – CIO
  7. 7. IC T -principles / T ransaction <ul><li>On-going development of the OGD catalogue with simple copyright model: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CC BY 3.0 Austria </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Establishment of priorities of provided data with an online survey (running over summer 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Content Award Vienna 2011 : Open Data Special Award </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Award Presentation November 2011 </li></ul></ul>MD-OS/IKT – CIO
  8. 8. Insights gained – Success Stories <ul><li>Open Government is the consistent refinement of E Government </li></ul><ul><li>Open Government Data is part of Open Government </li></ul><ul><li>Vienna does not hide the data! </li></ul><ul><li>Vienna formed proactively </li></ul><ul><li>Launch on May 17 th 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Positive echo of the citizens, the economy and from the community </li></ul><ul><li>Vienna reacted & reactes quickly on demands </li></ul><ul><li>Already 12 applications developed with OGD Vienna </li></ul><ul><li>Online survey:Extensive, certified, competent feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Award by EPSI Alliance for Open Data Activities </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Prize for most innovative eGovernment project at the eGovernment competition 2011: Germany – Switzerland - Austria </li></ul>MD-OS/IKT – CIO
  9. 9. Open Government Portal MD-OS/IKT – CIO
  10. 10. Why Vienna has Open Data? DI Johann Mittheisz [email_address] For the benefit of the citizens As an added value for the business location Vienna MD-OS/IKT – CIO
  11. 11. Open Data for Local Governments <ul><li>What is the benefit? Why is it important? </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen Democracy in your local area </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen Transparency & Trust & Openness </li></ul><ul><li>Enable participation & collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Along all stakeholders (invite & involve them!!) politics, public administration, citizens, inductry, media, academia </li></ul><ul><li>Open Data showcases the work & efforts of public administration </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen local & regional economy & enable innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Use the opportunity of public administration benchmark </li></ul><ul><li>Use also the opportunity that your data is used in international context </li></ul>©2011 Semantic Web Company -
  12. 12. Open Data in Austria <ul><li>What happened so far! </li></ul><ul><li>Open Government is BLSG topic (local – regional – province - national govenments) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Data on priority list of KIG (Competence Center for Internet Society) </li></ul><ul><li>Data Portal of the City of Vienna since May 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Data Portal of the City of Linz comes early October 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation OGD Austria since Juli 2011 : Recommendations for Open Data in Austria (National Government, Cities of Vienna , Linz, Salzburg & Graz, plus: OGD / OKF Austria and IOÖ = Austrian Industry ) </li></ul><ul><li>What comes next?! </li></ul><ul><li>Open Data Portal of national government in planning phase </li></ul><ul><li>1st set of recommendations by Cooperation OGD Austria published </li></ul><ul><li>4. October 2011, Workshop for data holders on CKAN, meta data & LOD publishing </li></ul><ul><li>12. October 2011, Workshop open data for Austrian ministries (13 ministries) </li></ul><ul><li>BUT - What is still missing! The official Committment on highest political level!! </li></ul>©2011 Semantic Web Company -
  13. 13. Recommendations: Cooperation OGD <ul><li>Objectives & 1st results of the Cooperation OGD Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended License: CC-BY -3.0 (AT) & input on version 4.0 for gov. usage </li></ul><ul><li>Domain / URL for Open Data: (e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source software preferred </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended catalogue software: CKAN – the data hub (OKFN) </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations on fomats, meta data, URIs, LOD usage </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Chancellery co-ordinates a reference document on open data </li></ul><ul><li>Screening ,evaluation, stay in touch with international initiatives & EU activities </li></ul><ul><li>Guarantee interoperability of Open Data in Austria & international </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations in progress </li></ul><ul><li>Meta Data structure for Open Data in Austria </li></ul><ul><li>URI schema for Open Data in Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations for formats, data monitoring mechanisms and LOD usage </li></ul>©2011 Semantic Web Company -
  14. 14. <ul><li>Workshop Participants </li></ul><ul><li>10 to 15 participants per workshop (113 requests, 50 participants) </li></ul><ul><li>Representative sample inside of the stakeholder group </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity in opinion inside of the groups preferred </li></ul><ul><li>Gender distribution minded </li></ul>©2011 Semantic Web Company - OGD Requirement Analysis <ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Al parties of the National Council </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Gov </li></ul><ul><li>State Gov </li></ul><ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Chambers </li></ul><ul><li>27 requests </li></ul><ul><li>9 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Society </li></ul><ul><li>NPO / NGO </li></ul><ul><li>Data privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Technology assesment </li></ul><ul><li>Human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens movements </li></ul><ul><li>23 requests </li></ul><ul><li>11 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Mix of branches </li></ul><ul><li>Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Apps market </li></ul><ul><li>Data market </li></ul><ul><li>Data integrators </li></ul><ul><li>32 requests </li></ul><ul><li>16 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Gov. </li></ul><ul><li>State Gov. </li></ul><ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Extended digits </li></ul><ul><li>Associations </li></ul><ul><li>31 requests </li></ul><ul><li>14 participants </li></ul>
  15. 15. SWOT Analysis of Open Government Data in Austria from the viewpoint of the 4 stakeholder groups (excerpt) ©2011 Semantic Web Company - SWOT analysis of the 4 groups <ul><li>S trength </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of the economy </li></ul><ul><li>Performance: politics & administration </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency, participation, trust </li></ul><ul><li>Internal transparency – internal OGD </li></ul><ul><li>Information for ALL </li></ul><ul><li>O pportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Participation as a chance </li></ul><ul><li>Economical impact </li></ul><ul><li>Support of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Role model of public administration </li></ul><ul><li>New user groups for the data </li></ul><ul><li>W eakness </li></ul><ul><li>Data Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Divide, media literacy </li></ul><ul><li>No economic impact </li></ul><ul><li>Legal framework </li></ul><ul><li>No standards available </li></ul><ul><li>Political committment missing </li></ul><ul><li>T hreads </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination concering access </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about liability </li></ul><ul><li>Mis-interpretation of data </li></ul><ul><li>Commercialisation of administration </li></ul><ul><li>OGD threats existing bus. models </li></ul>
  16. 16. ©2011 Semantic Web Company - Requirements of OGD in Austria <ul><li>Single Point of Access – a data portal for Austria ! </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement & balancing: BLSG: federal gov – state gov – cities - communities! </li></ul><ul><li>Active collaboration and communication of all (6) stakeholder groups! </li></ul><ul><li>Harmonisation and standardisation of data, formats, interfaces, meta data (in international context)! </li></ul><ul><li>Data can also be provided by economy and academia ! </li></ul><ul><li>National and international Benchmark (as a chance)! </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines & Best Practises should be developed and provided! </li></ul><ul><li>Committment for Open Data from highest political level needed! </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete terms of use, cost models, licenses, SLAs should be developed </li></ul><ul><li>1. Phase: open basis data (low hanging fruits) 2. Phase: set up on lessons learned of phase 1! </li></ul>
  17. 17. ©2011 Semantic Web Company - OGD Requirements Circle The following 11 topics as a partial aspect of Open Government Data could be identified & described on the basis of the requirement analysis: <ul><li>Need for Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Open Government: Transparency and Democracy, Participation & Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on Society </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation and Knowledge Society </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on Economy / Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Licenses, Models for Exploitation, Terms of Use </li></ul><ul><li>Data relevant Aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Data Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Applications and Use Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Technological Aspects </li></ul>
  18. 18. ©2011 Semantic Web Company - OGD White Book Austria <ul><li>OGD White Book Austria - Table of Content </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction & Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Requirement Analysis of OGD for Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Requirement Circle of OGD </li></ul><ul><li>Open Government Data Guidelines for Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Proceedings of the OGD2011 Conference 16. June 2011 in Vienna </li></ul><ul><li>Available as a living wiki document (from October 2011: ) </li></ul><ul><li>… very sorry only available in German language </li></ul><ul><li>Order your book copy now! </li></ul><ul><li>Order Form </li></ul><ul><li>Order at OGD events </li></ul><ul><li>Send email: [email_address] </li></ul>
  19. 19. OGD Camp 2011 – Warsaw, Poland ©2011 Semantic Web Company - Fact Box 20. – 21. October 2011 Warsaw, Poland PLUS : 1 week of satellite events around the camp Call for Participation open Registration open LOD2 co-ordinates a half day workshop on Best Practises in Linked Government Data together with GLD W3C working group!
  20. 20. Infos & Kontakt Martin Kaltenböck, CMC Semantic Web Company GmbH (SWC) Lerchenfelder Gürtel 43 A-1160 Wien Semantic Web Company (SWC) Web [email_address] Phone: +43-1-402 12 35–25 Open Government Data OGD Austria (Austrian Chapter of OKFN) Web OGD Camp2011 LOD2 Creating Knowledge out of Interlinked Data Web OGD Survey ©2011 Semantic Web Company -
  21. 21. Services of SWC around OGD <ul><li>Our activities in the area of Linked Open Government Data are embedded in a international network of commercial and governmental organisations that bring forward the most important improvements with regards to technological and strategic issues in the field. </li></ul><ul><li>( Linked) Open Government Data – Strategy Formation & Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Development of concrete (Business) Use Cases (publish & consume) </li></ul><ul><li>Measures, Methods & Technologies for the Implementation of the project (Data Governance, Licenses, Studies, Meta Data & Data Management, Technologies) </li></ul><ul><li>Community & Awareness Building Promotion of the Open (Government) Data project (Surveys, Competition et al.) </li></ul><ul><li>Buildup of Expertise and Key People inside of an Organisation (Trainings & Workshops) </li></ul><ul><li>Project Guidance, Execution & Evaluation </li></ul>©2011 Semantic Web Company -