The City of Vienna has committed itself to the concept of Open Government Data – an open and transparent system that makes city data available to the public for their further use. The city administration has thus decided to its open data records to the population, businesses and the scientific community. Relevant data range from statistics and geographic data or traffic and transport to economic figures. Personal data are strictly excluded from the Open Data concept. The main prerequisite for data to be included is their machine readability in open formats.
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The goal of this project is to make a platform for collecting new types of urban and social mobility records available to the researchers of the IMU community, to deepen their research and validate their hypotheses and models. Many communities seek to improve their understanding of urban mobility behaviours: scientific communities (sociologists, philosophers, geographers, economists, urban planners, logisticians and computer programmers), territorial communities, transportation organisation agencies, businesses, etc. However, these records comprise sensitive personal data.
At Future Cities Catapult, we are working on the Hyper Connected Data Rich City project to create the governance, financial and policy instruments required to deliver a programme of city scale commercial demonstrators in the UK. This would allow new innovative products and services to be tested at scale, based on transformative digital technologies like next generation telecoms technology. It will enable UK companies to prove the business cases for highly innovative new products and services.
DECODE is an experimental project to develop practical alternatives to how we use the internet today - four European pilots will show the wider social value that comes with individuals being given the power to take control of their personal data and given the means to share their data differently.
DECODE will explore how to build a data-centric digital economy where data that is generated and gathered by citizens, the Internet of Things (IoT), and sensor networks is available for broader communal use, with appropriate privacy protections.
For the past few years the municipality of Eindhoven has been working hard to open up its data to the public. By doing this we aim to increase transparency of our work to citizens and businesses, increase the efficiency of our services, create economic value through reuse of data. The municipality of Eindhoven works together with different organizations and stakeholders in the city, to stimulate more data usage. The open data portal was modified in February 2017 and we worked hard to improve the existing functionalities. However, we are always open for improvement and suggestions.
Data.amsterdam.nl aims at strengthen the economy of the Amsterdam metropolitan area by unlocking available (public) data sources to citizens and businesses. By using this data, citizens, businesses, research institutions and other parties, are enabled to develop services that previously wouldn’t be possible or too expensive.
The US City Open Data Census is an ongoing, crowdsourced measure of the current state of access to a selected group of datasets in municipalities across the United States. Any community member can contribute an assessment of these datasets in their municipality at any time. Census content will be peer-reviewed periodically by a volunteer team of Census librarians coordinated by the Sunlight Foundation. The US City Open Data Census does not aim to create a comprehensive list of open datasets around the United States, nor does it aim to define what datasets are the most important to open.
Copenhagen Data is Copenhagen's public open data platform, a source of city-related data that might be interesting for locals and visitors. Similar data collecting institutions can be the foundation of emerging new markets in urban economies.
Melbourne BioBlitz is the City of Melbourne's first major citizen science program, where experts and members of the community work together to discover, document and learn about the species that call their city home. The most recent Melbourne BioBlitz took place over 24 hours on 4 and 5 March 2016. During the BioBlitz 744 members of the public joined 27 activities which included spotting birds at Royal Park, identifying insects at Westgate Park, and searching for plants in the Fitzroy Gardens.
Share Hub is a project powered by Creative Commons Korea. Share Hub brings news and information related to sharing activities in Korea on ShareHub.kr. Share Hub also provides a directory of various sharing services and projects happening in Korea like a phone book for easy browsing on Korean sharing movement. Finally, Share Hub runs on and off line campaigns and seminars in order to raise awareness and engage general public participation on sharing.