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Open Data: The Italian Landscape


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Presentation given at the OKFN Open Government Data Camp in London 18-19 Nov 2010

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Open Data: The Italian Landscape

  1. 1. OPEN GOVERNMENT DATA THE ITALIAN LANDSCAPE ODG Camp 2010, 18-19 Nov, London Michele Barbera, Lorenzo Benussi, Stefano Costa, Federico Morando <>, <>, <>, <> This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Italy License giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  2. 2. THE ITALIAN LANDSCAPE •DATA P RO J E C T S •R E S E A R C H P RO J E C T S •C O M M U N I T I E S •S M E giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  3. 3. DATA : : TO P - D OW N - 1 OPEN CAMERA LICENSE no license! FEATURES Part of a larger campaign of the Radical Party which aims at creating a public register of public representatives PEOPLE AND MONEY 4 activists of the Radical Party ABOUT Data about the expenses of the Chamber of Deputies. The Radical Party obtained data from the Chamber of Deputies a s p a r t o f i t s e l e c t o r a l programme, transformed it into open formats and published it on the Web. HTTP://SERVIZI.RADICALPARTY.ORG/FRESHINSTALL/CAMERASPESE/TUTTE giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  4. 4. DATA : : TO P - D OW N - 2 DATI.PIEMONTE.IT LICENSE CC0, CC-BY for the Website FEATURES Explicit and detailed guidelines. First and only local PA PEOPLE AND MONEY Piedmontese Consortium for Informatic Services,Top-IX public/private consortium and the NEXA research Center for Internet & Society ABOUT More than 45 datasets (CSV format). From data about students and schools to data about shops and commerce, going through turistic flows and related facilities; 2300 downloads, 13.500 unique visitors in the first 6 months The project is led by the Regional Government of Piedmont. HTTP://DATI.PIEMONTE.IT giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  5. 5. DATA : : TO P - D OW N - 3 MIA PA LICENSE IODL FEATURES uses the recently drafted Italian Open Data License (beta version) PEOPLE AND MONEY Ministry of Public Administration and Innovation and private companies ABOUT It's a project to geo-localize public ser vices and share information and evaluations about them. Available data: data about public services (especially front desks): location, opening hours, etc. HTTP://SAPERI.FORUMPA.IT/STORY/50925/E-NATA-MIAPA-IL-MINISTRO-BRUNETTA-PRESENTA-LA-PA-SU-MOBNOTES 25 o giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  6. 6. DATA : : B OT TO M - U P - 1 OPEN STREET MAP ITALY LICENSE open license, ODbL FEATURES more than 200 active contributors (400 km mapped each day on average), active since 2007 PEOPLE AND MONEY volunteer work, based on the OSM Foundation infrastructure (developers, sysadmin) ABOUT Creates and provides free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. OSM in Italy was kickstarted in late 2007 and is o n e o f t h e m o s t a c t i ve communities in Europe. HTTP://WIKI.OSM.ORG giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  7. 7. DATA : : B OT TO M - U P - 2 LINKED OPEN CAMERA LICENSE CC-BY-2.5-IT FEATURES Focused on Linked Open Data & Semantic Web. Soon to be extended to other national & local bottom-up gov Linked Open datasets PEOPLE AND MONEY 3 active volounteers + resources and consultancy donated by Net7 srl ABOUT Cleaned up, enriched, Linked and RDFized data provided by Open Camera. Totally independent from OpenCamera. Offers acces to data via: RDF dump, SPARQL endpoint and a faceted browsing UI. HTTP://WWW.LINKEDOPENCAMERA.IT giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  8. 8. DATA : : B OT TO M - U P - 3 OPENPOLIS - OPENPARLAMENTO LICENSE CC-BY-3.0-Unported FEATURES Users can and are encouraged to contribute data. There is no API. Currently experimenting with Linked Data, which will be released with a non-commercial license. PEOPLE AND MONEY 6 person staff paid by Some Donations. ABOUT Two Web apps that aim to increase access to public data about parliament activity. Data is scraped from official sources, manually verified and then published in a mysql + apache + php + solr website. HTTP://WWW.OPENPOLIS.IT giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  9. 9. LICENSE "The use of the public ENS will be free of charge for a reasonable and fair use. Special needs (beyond fair use) will be regulated by SLAs between theTruestee and third parties". MONEY total cost of 7.4M eur (5,1M eur funded by the EU Commission, FP7) ABOUT OKKAM's "Entity Name System" aims to be the DNS of the semantic web: a service which can map many entity names (e.g. multiple linked data URIs for a single entity) into a single web name for fdata integration and mashup. WHO Service managed by the OKKAM Trust. Trustee is the Okkam S.r.l., a limited liability company, incorporated under the Laws of Italy. HTTP://WWW.OKKAM.ORG R E S E A R C H : : T E C H - 1 giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  10. 10. LICENSE OSI approved (most probably BSD-like) MONEY approx 1M eur (700k Eu Commission FP7, 300k partner companies). ABOUT SEMLIB aims at developing two OSS software components that can be easily integrated in digital repositor ies: a Semantic Annotation system for linking web pages and multimedia objects with the LOD cloud and a Semantic Recommender System based on LOD-enriched data-sources. Starts Jan 2011. WHO 4 companies, 2 research organizations. Italian partners: Net7 SRL (coordinator), Liberologico SRL, Università Politecnica delle Marche CONTACT: BARBERA@NETSEVEN.IT SEMLIB SEMANTIC WEB TOOLS FOR DIGITAL LIBRARIES R E S E A R C H : : T E C H - 2 giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  11. 11. FEATURES bold positions about commercial re-use and downstream restrictions; as thematic network, it's focused on sharing views, building consensus and facilitating exchanges MONEY approx about 500.000 € (EU funding) ABOUT LAPSI is a thematic network funded by the European Commission. The project intends to become the main European point of reference for high-level policy discussions and strategic action on all legal issues related to the access and the re-use of Public Sector Information. WHO Coordinated by the NEXA Center for Internet & Society (IT); 20 international partners: universities and research centers and other stakeholders: e.g. the S l o v e n i a n I n f o r m a t i o n Commissioner HTTP://WWW.LAPSI-PROJECT.EU/ LEGAL ASPECTS OF PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMATION LAPSI R E S E A R C H : : L E G A L - 3 giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  12. 12. R E S E A R C H : : L E G A L - 4 FEATURES Main focus is on the production of research (reviews, articles and papers) Working on an Open Data Manual targeting public administrations (in particular regional governments) MONEY approx 600.000 € (Piedmont Region funding) ABOUT EVPSI is a multidisciplinary research project studying public sector information in a regional perspective and from the point of view of legal, economic and technological analysis. WHO University of Turin, Politecnico di Torino, Fondazione Rosselli HTTP://WWW.EVPSI.ORG/ EXTRACTING VALUE FROM PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMATION: LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND REGIONAL POLICIES EVPSI giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  13. 13. C O M M U N I T Y- 1 CKAN ITALIA FEATURES Part of a larger international community. 79 datasets listed PEOPLE AND MONEY both volunteer and paid work, on OKF infrastructure < 10 contributors ABOUT CKAN Italia was started in June 2010 with a mass import of ~70 datasets of public interest, all available under restrictive license terms. The first aim is to have a clear picture of public data and act as a hub for all open data initiatives in Italy. GOAL bridging the Italian community and the international Open Data wor ld (like here today), e n c o u r a g i n g a p p l i c a t i o n developers and citizens to claim for and reuse open data HTTP://IT.CKAN.NET giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  14. 14. C O M M U N I T Y- 2 DATAGOV.IT FEATURES final version of the Open Government Manifesto to be presented the 30th of November PEOPLE AND MONEY participants are all volounteers, but many of them are working as consultants for public bodies ABOUT is a group of people involved in various ways in projects aiming at creating a more dynamic and innovative public administration GOAL The first (and currently main) objective of this project is the p r o d u c t i o n o f a n O p e n Government Manifesto and the related activities, from consensus building to dissemination and awareness HTTP://WWW.DATAGOV.IT giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  15. 15. C O M M U N I T Y- 3 SPAGHETTI OPEN DATA PEOPLE AND MONEY volunteer work: citizens, civil servants, civic hackers, data entrepreneurs 66 members, 14 active contributors ABOUT Spaghetti Open Data is a group of Italian citizens concerned with the release of public data in open format, for easy reuse and remix (open data). GOAL creating a community around open data and software tools to explore them, raising awareness with public presentations and demos. (36 datasets listed, par tly imported to CKAN) HTTP://WWW.SPAGHETTIOPENDATA.ORG/ giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  16. 16. S M E DEPP.IT Services and Producs for analysis of Openpolis data. Mostly targeted to press agencies, companies and lobbysts. NETSEVEN.IT Research, consulting and OSS products for publishing, consuming and integrating Linked Open Data. Focus on Semantic Web technologies. VISUP.IT Data visualisation and Infographics. Focus on Open DataVisualisation. giovedì 18 novembre 2010
  18. 18. AUTHORS Michele Barbera, Lorenzo Benussi, Stefano Costa, Federico Morando IMAGES Flickr,Tuscany dunes -Val D'Orcia, Carlo_it Flickr, Baby pose, mochida1970(Highly Honored Photographer) THANKYOU CRED ITS giovedì 18 novembre 2010