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Open DataOpen Government<br />Tim Willoughby<br />Assistant Director<br />LGMA<br />
Open Government?<br />“If people don’t know what you’re doing, they don’t know what you’re doing wrong”<br />“Jim Hacker” ...
My name is Tim<br />I explain technology…<br />
to people who don’t understand it…<br />
people who think they do understand it…<br />
people who despise it…<br />
and people who worship it.<br />
I research,<br />pilot and<br />write  things...<br />…that help people understand how technology might help their Organis...
I live here...  According to Google Streetmaps<br />9<br />
In Technical Terms<br /><ul><li>I’m a Webservice –
Sitting between the Technical Teams and the Business Teams, translating and relating between them..
With Plenty of SOAP and REST....</li></ul>Don’t bother me with your ideas now, I’ve got a job to do!<br />
I live in Naas…<br />NAAS<br />Network as a Service<br />Used to be a Nice place to shop!<br />
So far ICT has not fundamentally changed government<br />1990s: lCT expectedto make government more transparent, efficient...
Do  We Understand What the Citizen Wants?<br />
Yes, but its not always cohesive<br />
Local Government<br />
Definite reference!<br />Taking the<br />ego out of<br />egovernment<br />
Why would government look at Open Data<br />
Sharing!<br />
Local Government Evolution<br />
Where Next…Open Data<br />What we are talking about is  - <br />Government As A Platform?<br />
Open is forcing Radical Change With or Without the Owners / Shareholders<br />
It is all about the Data<br />2010 Spend on Spatial data and Software in the USA - IDC<br />
Issues<br />Data Harvesting<br />How  / Why does data get into your system<br />Position, accuracy, improvement.<br />Data...
Data Standards<br />Most Adopting Standards from their software Supplier.<br />Have to move away from this position!<br />...
What do we aspire to…Real Life Standards<br />
Where do we Start<br />People<br />Places <br />Events <br />Photos<br />Articles  / Reviews<br />Concepts<br />Comments<b...
Its Hard for Governments to experiment<br />
Why Open Data?<br />More information might lead to more informed and better decisions – The Right to Knowledge…<br />Highe...
Why Not?<br />Loss of control & power?<br />Undermining of statutory Powers<br />Loss of revenues to existing business by ...
Opportunities<br />Apps <br />Maps<br />Community Based Information<br />The power of Combining Data Sets<br />
Opportunities<br />Fix My Streets<br />
FixMyStreet<br />Programme for Government<br />In local services, we will establish a website – www.fixmystreet.ie – to as...
Principles of FixMyStreet<br />Digitise everything Once.<br />Dynamic Data Capture<br />Open data<br />Open source<br />Re...
Semantic Web<br />
Semantic Web<br />Adult Humour<br />Political Insight<br />Current Affairs<br />SlapStick<br />Colours<br />Bart is Funny<...
Pages as a Database<br />Cool Stuff for sale<br />
Pages as a Database<br />
Apps<br />
Cloud Application<br />
Data, Data Everywhere<br />
Data is hidden behind the Applications…<br />But yet not available in Linked Format…<br />What is the Solution?<br />Open ...
Opportunity<br />Unfinished Estates<br />QR Codes<br />
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Tim w open data strategy 12th may 2011

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My Views on Open Data, Open Government as part of the IIA Conference, Aviva Stadium 12th May 2011.

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Tim w open data strategy 12th may 2011

  1. 1. Open DataOpen Government<br />Tim Willoughby<br />Assistant Director<br />LGMA<br />
  2. 2. Open Government?<br />“If people don’t know what you’re doing, they don’t know what you’re doing wrong”<br />“Jim Hacker” <br />Open Government (I980)<br />
  3. 3. My name is Tim<br />I explain technology…<br />
  4. 4. to people who don’t understand it…<br />
  5. 5. people who think they do understand it…<br />
  6. 6. people who despise it…<br />
  7. 7. and people who worship it.<br />
  8. 8. I research,<br />pilot and<br />write things...<br />…that help people understand how technology might help their Organisation…<br />
  9. 9. I live here... According to Google Streetmaps<br />9<br />
  10. 10. In Technical Terms<br /><ul><li>I’m a Webservice –
  11. 11. Sitting between the Technical Teams and the Business Teams, translating and relating between them..
  12. 12. With Plenty of SOAP and REST....</li></ul>Don’t bother me with your ideas now, I’ve got a job to do!<br />
  13. 13. I live in Naas…<br />NAAS<br />Network as a Service<br />Used to be a Nice place to shop!<br />
  14. 14. So far ICT has not fundamentally changed government<br />1990s: lCT expectedto make government more transparent, efficient and user oriented <br />2005+: disillusion as bureaucracy still in existence<br />Can Cloud Help?<br />Jane E. Fountain – Gov 1.0 – Just Replicating the Silos on the Internet<br />
  15. 15. Do We Understand What the Citizen Wants?<br />
  16. 16. Yes, but its not always cohesive<br />
  17. 17. Local Government<br />
  18. 18. Definite reference!<br />Taking the<br />ego out of<br />egovernment<br />
  19. 19. Why would government look at Open Data<br />
  20. 20. Sharing!<br />
  21. 21. Local Government Evolution<br />
  22. 22. Where Next…Open Data<br />What we are talking about is - <br />Government As A Platform?<br />
  23. 23. Open is forcing Radical Change With or Without the Owners / Shareholders<br />
  24. 24. It is all about the Data<br />2010 Spend on Spatial data and Software in the USA - IDC<br />
  25. 25. Issues<br />Data Harvesting<br />How / Why does data get into your system<br />Position, accuracy, improvement.<br />Data Management<br />How do we manage our data<br />Do we have to capture data more than once<br />Geo Data<br />Costs of collection<br />Costs of Management<br />Quality<br />Data Quality<br />If we can’t trust the data to Share it, how do we use it to make decisions?<br />
  26. 26. Data Standards<br />Most Adopting Standards from their software Supplier.<br />Have to move away from this position!<br />Open Standards<br />
  27. 27. What do we aspire to…Real Life Standards<br />
  28. 28. Where do we Start<br />People<br />Places <br />Events <br />Photos<br />Articles / Reviews<br />Concepts<br />Comments<br />
  29. 29. Its Hard for Governments to experiment<br />
  30. 30.
  31. 31.
  32. 32. Why Open Data?<br />More information might lead to more informed and better decisions – The Right to Knowledge…<br />Higher Quality? <br />Open Source – More Eyes – Better Systems…<br />Higher degree of effectiveness & efficiency<br />Strengthen trust in establishment<br />Leverage benefits of peer production<br />New business models<br />
  33. 33. Why Not?<br />Loss of control & power?<br />Undermining of statutory Powers<br />Loss of revenues to existing business by threatening their established business models<br />Only those with the Social Tools can benefit?<br />Fear of the unknown<br />
  34. 34. Opportunities<br />Apps <br />Maps<br />Community Based Information<br />The power of Combining Data Sets<br />
  35. 35. Opportunities<br />Fix My Streets<br />
  36. 36. FixMyStreet<br />Programme for Government<br />In local services, we will establish a website – www.fixmystreet.ie – to assist residents in reporting problems with street lighting, drainage, graffiti, waste collection and road and path maintenance in their neighbourhoods, with a guarantee that local officials will respond within two working days.<br />
  37. 37. Principles of FixMyStreet<br />Digitise everything Once.<br />Dynamic Data Capture<br />Open data<br />Open source<br />Reduce the Barriers to Adoption<br />Social Media is the Glue<br />There can only be one fixmystreets<br />One Front End<br />More than one Back End?<br />Taxonomy – We all call things the same<br />
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  41. 41. Semantic Web<br />
  42. 42. Semantic Web<br />Adult Humour<br />Political Insight<br />Current Affairs<br />SlapStick<br />Colours<br />Bart is Funny<br />Homer - Doh!<br />
  43. 43. Pages as a Database<br />Cool Stuff for sale<br />
  44. 44. Pages as a Database<br />
  45. 45. Apps<br />
  46. 46.
  47. 47. Cloud Application<br />
  48. 48.
  49. 49.
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  52. 52. Data, Data Everywhere<br />
  53. 53. Data is hidden behind the Applications…<br />But yet not available in Linked Format…<br />What is the Solution?<br />Open Data, Open Source, Open Standards<br />
  54. 54. Opportunity<br />Unfinished Estates<br />QR Codes<br />
  55. 55. QR Codes for Public Participation<br />
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  58. 58. These are Small, Near… Far Away<br />
  59. 59. Architecture Model for Open<br />Five level saturation model by Tim Berners-Lee<br />★ Available on the web (whatever format), but with an open licence<br />★★ Available as machine-readable structured data (e.g. excel instead of image scan of a table)<br />★★★ as (2) plus non-proprietary format (e.g. CSV instead of excel)<br />★★★★ All the above plus, Use open standards from W3C (RDF and SPARQL) to identify things, so that people can point at your stuff<br />★★★★★ All the above, plus: Link your data to other people’s data to provide context<br />

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