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Practical Guide to Publishing Open Data

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In this presentation, I present a Beginner Guide for Open Data publishers, including 'What to publish', 'How to publish', 'Where to publish', and 'Why publish'.
Includes practical guidelines, tips, and examples.
Presented at the Irish National Open Data Conference, 27th Nov, Dublin, Ireland
https://data.gov.ie/

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Practical Guide to Publishing Open Data

  1. 1. Practical Guide to Open Data Publishing 27th Nov 2019 Deirdre Lee CEO, Derilinx deirdre@derilinx.com @derilinx www.derilinx.com
  2. 2. 2
  3. 3. Trusted by 3
  4. 4. 4
  5. 5. 5 # 1 for Open Data in Europe
  6. 6. 6 # 3 Globally in the OECD Open Government Data OURdata Index
  7. 7. What is Open Data? 7
  8. 8. Viewing Data Online… 8
  9. 9. Analyse Data 9 Integrate Data Visualise Data
  10. 10. 10 In order to drive: • evidence-based decision making, • rich business intelligence, and • advanced innovation Need to be able to discover, understand and access raw data.
  11. 11. Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone. http://opendatahandbook.org/guide/en/what-is-open-data/
  12. 12. Where do I start?
  13. 13. Open Data Excuse Bingo 13 Data Protection I don't mind, but someone else might We have to organise internal data first Poor Quality People may misinterpret the data It's too big There's already a project to... Lawyers want a custom License We will get too many enquiries Thieves will use it It's too complicated We'll get spam There's no API It's not very interesting We might want to use it in a paper What if we want to sell it later http://bit.ly/Ymzy0a
  14. 14. What to publish? 14
  15. 15. 15 Identify Datasets through a Data Audit
  16. 16. • Geospatial – e.g. national and local maps, postcodes • Earth observation and environment – e.g. energy consumption and satellite images • Meteorological – e.g. in situ data from instruments and weather forecasts • Statistics – e.g. demographic and economic indicators • Companies and company ownership – e.g. business registers and registration identifiers • Mobility – e.g. road signs and inland waterways 16 EU Open Data & PSI Directive High-Value Datasets
  17. 17. 17 Open Data Audit Tool
  18. 18. How to publish? 18
  19. 19. Prepare Data for Publication 19
  20. 20. 20 Machine-readable, Open Formats CSV / JSON / XML / GEOJSON
  21. 21. 21 Reusable – Open Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
  22. 22. 22 Use of Standards
  23. 23. Standardised Data 23
  24. 24. How can I get my data onto data.gov.ie?
  25. 25. Where is your data currently stored/managed? 25 • Spreadsheets on your computer • On a shared workspace • On a file server • In a specific system • On your website
  26. 26. Extract Transform Load (ETL) 26 Source Systems Destination Extract Transform Load
  27. 27. Extract Transform Load (ETL) 27 Extract Transform Load Derilinx and DPER can help
  28. 28. Where to publish? 28
  29. 29. Make Data Available Online 29
  30. 30. Make Data Available Online 30
  31. 31. 31 Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  32. 32. Access to Dynamic Data via APIs 32
  33. 33. 33 Add to Open Data Portal
  34. 34. Quality, Up-to-date Data Automated data harvesters ensure data is kept up-to-date 14 harvesters run nightly 34
  35. 35. Why publish? 35
  36. 36. Create Insights with Analytics & Visualisations 36
  37. 37. Open Data Engagement Fund 37
  38. 38. World Bank EnergyData.info Apps 38 https://electrifynow.energydata.info/ http://africagrid.energydata.info/
  39. 39. Practical Guide to Open Data Publishing 27th Nov 2019 Deirdre Lee CEO, Derilinx deirdre@derilinx.com @derilinx www.derilinx.com

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