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OpenBelgium.Be

  1. 1. OpenData in Belgium● Questions● Why● How● What● Where
  2. 2. Questions● What is Open Data?● Why are you interested ● Provider ● Consumer● Do you know of any Open Data?
  3. 3. OpenData in Belgium● Questions● What● Why● How● Where
  4. 4. What is Open Data Open Data is a philosophy and practice requiring that certain data are freely available to everyone, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. http://www.opendefinition.org/okd/
  5. 5. The 5 stars of Open LinkedDatahttp://inkdroid.org/journal/2010/06/04/the-5-stars-of-open-linked-data/
  6. 6. Examples Providers● http://data.gov.uk/● http://www.data.gov/● http://data.worldbank.org/● http://www.gent.be/open
  7. 7. Examples Consumers● Mashup gaten in de weg met wiplash● When should I put Trashbins outside● Where does my tax money go to
  8. 8. Examples Consumers
  9. 9. Examples Consumers
  10. 10. Examples Consumers
  11. 11. Examples Consumers The datasets have been previewed by 2,400 developers since 30 September, when the data was made available in a private beta. The developers have created applications including: a video that shows traffic flows and congestion on the motorway network over the past decade; a schools finder website that allows parents to search for schools by location and Ofsted report; and a postcode newspaper that details the different public services within a given postcode
  12. 12. OpenData in Belgium● Questions● What● Why● How● Where
  13. 13. Why OpenData● Transparancy● Ease of use● Right to access ● Licences apply
  14. 14. OpenData in Belgium● Questions● What● Why● How● Where
  15. 15. How to access Open Data● Website scraping● Downloadable files (CSV/XML/XLS/GDOC..)● API ● Rest, soap, ...
  16. 16. OpenData in Belgium● Questions● What● Why● How● Where
  17. 17. Where to find Open Data● http://openbelgium.be/data● http://ckan.net/tag/country-belgium
  18. 18. Whats Next● Developers needed ● Create mashups ● http://opendatachallenge.org/● Integrate Openbelgium with CKAN ● OB -> CKAN or CKAN -> OB ● Add information on licences● Improve datasets ● Reviewers / moderators
  19. 19. Some screenshots
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