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Introducing Openbilanci: opening up the accounts of 8100 italian municipalities

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  1. 1. Opening up and linking the accounts of 8100 italian municipalities Michele Barbera, <barbera@netseven.it> TW: <@barbz79it><@lod_it>venerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  2. 2. Flickr: markturner In Italy there are 8096 municipalities Inhabitants: Pedesina (34) < Rome (2,5 M)venerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  3. 3. Municipal financial statements are crucial to: - Understand how the city is administered - Make administrators accountable - Empower citizensvenerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  4. 4. Yet they are very difficult to read and understand for citizens and (sometimes also) administrators themselvesvenerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  5. 5. venerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  6. 6. Page 2 / 85 !!!venerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  7. 7. Digitization didn’t make them easier to understandvenerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  8. 8. But it made them (sort of) machine readablevenerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  9. 9. So we scraped, curated and linked 8100 municipalities * 10 years * ~15 pagesvenerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  10. 10. To exctract useful information data needs to be contextualized. Linked with: - Demographics and other statistical data (ISTAT) - Data on local governors (OPENPOLIS) - Geodata (OPENSTREETMAP) Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard Cyganiak and Anja Jentzsch. http://lod-cloud.net/venerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  11. 11. WARNING: it’s still an alpha prototype, we need your help!venerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  12. 12. http://alpha.openbilanci.linkedopendata.it/invite.php (or just click “cancel” on the auth form) Request an invite, leave your feedback! NOTICE: several essential features (data dump, linked data output, APIs, embeddable widgets, 2009-2010 data) are not yet available!venerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  13. 13. Future Work Lots of ideas, please talk to us (or leave a message near the poster), we’ll be around. Michele Barbera “@barbz79it”, “@lod_it” Aline Pennisi Thank you! Slides available at http://slideshare.net/barbz79itvenerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  14. 14. Future Work Lots of ideas, please talk to us (or leave a message near the poster), we’ll be around. Michele Barbera “@barbz79it”, “@lod_it” Aline Pennisi Thank you! Slides available at http://slideshare.net/barbz79itvenerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  15. 15. @lod_it www.openpolis.it Michele Barbera: info@openpolis.it @lod_it @lod_it @lod_it barbera@netseven.it Michele Barbera: Michele Barbera: info@linkedopendata.it barbera@netseven.it barbera@netseven.it Netseven, Pisa Netseven, Pisa Netseven, Pisavenerdì 21 ottobre 2011
  16. 16. Credits Photos Flickr: Rome, markturner Flickr: Hieroglyph 2, tore_urnes Thanks to Vittorio Alvino, Openpolis Mirko Balducci, ISIA Massimiliano Brocchini, Net7 Guglielmo Celata, Openpolis Ettore Di Cesare, Openpolis Enrico Giusti, Net7 Aline Pennisi, Openpolis Alessio Piccioli, Net7 Alessandro Pironi, Hyperborea Alberto Piu, Net7 Sauro Salvadori, Hyperborea Slides available at http://slideshare.net/barbz79itvenerdì 21 ottobre 2011

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