Sander van der Waal: Open Data Census

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Sander van der Waal's (Open Knowledge Foundation) presentation at Prague Open Data Meetup #7: Linked Open Cities.

The event was organised by Otakar Motejl Fund and LOD2 project. More info: bit.ly/open-cities-meetup

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Sander van der Waal: Open Data Census

  1. 1. OPEN DATA CENSUS OPEN DATA MEETUP, PRAGUE, 6 OCTOBER 2013 ASSESSING CITIES AND COUNTRIES SANDER VAN DER WAAL PRESENTED BY
  2. 2. The Open Knowledge Foundation We are a global network to open up knowledge around the world and see it used and useful. We unlock knowledge to empower citizens and enable fair, sustainable societies combining talking (advocacy) and making (software, handbooks, and working with data)
  3. 3. Open data census Assessing the state of open data around the world Are governments keeping their promises? Help civil society organisations hold governments accountable Started with countries Census in April 2012 Added cities Census in February 2013 Currently big push on countries via http://2013.census.okfn.org
  4. 4. Assessing the state of open government data
  5. 5. Census questions What we assess about each key dataset 1. Does the data exist? 2. Is data in digital form? 3. Publicly available? 4. Is the data available for free? 5. Is the data available online? 6. Is the data machine readable? 7. Available in bulk? 8. Openly licensed? 9. Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis?
  6. 6. Key data sets On city level Transport timetables Annual Budget Expenditure (detailed) Election results Air quality Public transport stops School locations Crime statistics Health statistics Water Quality Procurement contracts Restaurant hygiene Road traffic accidents Building permits Government services fees
  7. 7. Key data sets On country level Election Results (national) Company Register National Map (Low resolution: 1:250,000 or better) Government Budget (high level – spending by sector) Government Budget (detailed – transactional level data) Legislation (laws and statutes) National Statistical Office Data (economic and demographic information) National Postcode/ZIP database Public Transport Timetables Environmental Data on major sources of pollutants (e.g. location, emissions)
  8. 8. ● Citizen based- anyone can submit! ● Country Editor community ● Based on local expertise Review system Submissions are reviewed by Country Editors
  9. 9. Work on the Census • We need YOU! to help make the census a success • For the next few weeks: o Submit to Countries census via http://2013.census.okfn.org o Apply to become a Country Editor via census@okfn.org o Join the mailing list via http://bit.ly/odc-list o Reach out to your community to contribute • Deadline: 15 October 2013 for Country Census 2013

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