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Open Data and Nepal Open Data Index

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I used this presentation during Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Nepal Community weekly hangout, where I talked about the importance of Open Data and our survey Nepal Open Data Index.

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Open Data and Nepal Open Data Index

  1. 1. Open Data, Nepal Open Data Index Open Knowledge Nepal Nikesh Balami www.neekes.com.np
  2. 2. ➢ Open Knowledge International ➢ Open Knowledge Nepal ➢ Open Data ➢ Open Government Data ➢ Open Formats ➢ Nepal Open Data Index
  3. 3. Open Knowledge International Open Knowledge International is a worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge.
  4. 4. Open Knowledge Nepal Open Knowledge Nepal is the working group of Open Knowledge International in Nepal founded in 2013. The group has been involved in research, advocacy, training, organizing meetups and hackathons, and developing tools related to Open Data, Open Access, Open Development and others. Open Knowledge Nepal is a non-profit open network of mostly young open knowledge enthusiasts.
  5. 5. Open Data Open Data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone - subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike. http://opendatahandbook.org/guide/en/what-is-open-data/
  6. 6. Open Government Data Open government data and content is material that is: “● Open” as defined by this site’s Open Definition – in essence material (data) is open if it can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone. ● Produced or commissioned by government or government controlled entities. http://opendefinition.org/government/
  7. 7. Why Open Data? ➢ Innovative, Efficiency and Transparency ➢ The many mind principle – The best thing to do with your ➢ data will be thought of by someone else ➢ Fixing is faster with Open Data – To many eyes all bugs are shallow.
  8. 8. Open Formats ● Comma Separated Values (CSV) ● Tab Separated Values (TSV) ● Excel Spread Sheets (XLS/XLSX) ● Extensible Markup Language (XML) ● JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) ● Resource Description Format (RDF) ● RDF Site Summary (RSS Feeds)
  9. 9. Nepal Open Data Index ● The Nepal Open Data Index measures the openness of key data published By Nepal Government’s local bodies, Metropolitan City Offices, Sub- metropolitan City Offices, District Development Committees (DDC),Village Development Committees (VDC) etc. ● It measure and monitor the state of open data across the local cities of Nepal and establish a baseline for annual measurement. ● This will help in assessing the baseline of availability and nature of open data in Nepali cities and will enable to perform gap analysis and plan actions to make maximum impact with a minimum of effort.
  10. 10. History of Nepal Open Data Index ➢ In 2014 – 2 Cities, 15 Datasets ➢ In 2015 – 10 Cities, 6 Datasets
  11. 11. Datasets Used ➢ Annual Budget ➢ Procurement Contract ➢ Business Permits ➢ Crime Statistics ➢ Traffic Accidents ➢ Air Quality
  12. 12. Thank You!!

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