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Open data across Europe

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Presentation by Heleen Vollers at Open Belgium 2017.

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Open data across Europe

  1. 1. …Why Open Data Matters. data.europa.eu/europeandataportal
  2. 2. Data: What are we doing about it? Source: http://www.analyticshero.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/data_adoption.png
  3. 3. Video to be used https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyFQSlm6HDg
  4. 4. ODIP Project Copyright © 2015 All rights reserved. We harvest open data from public administrations across Europe
  5. 5. What does the European Data Portal have for me? We offer metadata, visualisations, quality checks We train data publishers via eLearning and workshops We showcase events, news, best practices, reports We measure open data maturity across Europe We convene meetings, webinars, events We collect open data stories, feedback We share our source code and promote open source
  6. 6. The European Data Portal - facts & figures - 630,000 datasets Metadata in 24 Languages 34 countries 77 catalogues
  7. 7. Belgium – Open Data follower National guidelines Some regional data initiatives Many regional portals integrated Coordination Policy encourages to use a standard licence Χ Not all data is free of charge Χ Not all data is open licensed Licensing Norms Open Data Policy Possibility to give feedback Search data sets Download data sets Χ API accessible Χ Contribute to portal Usability Overview Belgium  Belgium  EU average Presence Open Data Policy 58% Use of Open Data 49% Impact of Open Data 17%  Most downloaded data set: Energy consumption per energy type per city per sector and sub-sector  Top 5 most consulted domains: 1. Population 2. Energy 3. Environment 4. Companies 5. Geospatial Top data set & domains Next Generation Open Data is part of the Digital Belgium policy National 5 year strategy Multiple priority domains identified Pre-defined approach to ensure data sets are up-to- date Between 3 to 5 events held annually 0 25 50 75 100 61% 21% 69%
  8. 8. ODIP Project Copyright © 2015 All rights reserved. What about Open Data Re-use?
  9. 9. What does it take to work with Open Data? 9 Hard skills Soft skills Subject matter expertise Person who is an authority in a particular area or topic.Maths & statistics knowledge Knowledge of the science that deals with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of numerical data. Technical skill The knowledge and abilities needed to accomplish mathematical, engineering, scientific or computer- related duties, as well as other specific tasks. Problem solving The process of working through details of a problem to reach a solution. Story telling Storytelling is a method of explaining a series of events through narrative. Collaboration To work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something. Curiosity The urge felt to know more about something. Communication Two-way process of reaching mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange information, ideas, feelings but also create and share meaning. Creativity The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, and interpretations.
  10. 10. Re-using of data already collected Improving the efficiency of public services Improving the quality Developing new services Open Data benefits all economic and civil actors Example of the Apps from Antwerp to stimulate innovative services for the city of Antwerp Public Administrations Developing innovative products and services Creating new business models Improving transparency and accountability Enhancing participation Businesses and Civil Society Information about forest fires Reaching faster conclusions on the situation of the patient Mapping the value of real estate Visualising the public sector budget Accessing information about your neighbourhood Comparing schools and universities
  11. 11. Go and try it out. data.europa.eu/europeandataportal
  12. 12. Recent EDP reports ODIP Project Copyright © 2015 All rights reserved.

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