How can “Open Data” improve City Life?

Posted: July 19, 2012 by Juan Cajiao in Connective Age, Data, Uncategorized
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We all know that for many years Governments and Public Institutions  have collected critical information about City Life. We also know  this information hasn’t being truly accessible to their employees and the public because it was a hassle to collect it, enhance it and publish it while keeping it up to date.

Today, that is changing.

Junar, the Open Data platform leader for the Data Economy, showcased the new Junar Open Data Platform at the Second Annual International Open Government Data Conference (IOGDC).

The Junar Open Data Platform only takes a few minutes to deploy, requires no complex software or costly servers, and empowers governments and other organizations to custom brand and integrate their data into their own Web sites or have it hosted.

Below you can find an incomplete list of Governments currently making efforts to open their data to a wider audience.

Junar - The Open Data Platform

Junar – The Open Data Platform

  • Data.gov - U.S. government open-data website. Launched in May 2009.
  • Data.gov.uk - U.K. government open-data website. Launched in September 2009.
  • data.govt.nz - New Zealand Government initiative to publish Government Data under Creative Commons licences, defined further at NZ GOAL. launched in Nov 2009.
  • data.norge.no - Norwegian government open-data website. Launched in April 2010.
  • opengovdata.ru - OpenGovData Russia Catalog. Launched in 2010, private initiative.
  • Data.gov.au - Australian government open-data website. Launched in March 2011.
  • Data.gc.ca - Canadian government open-data website. Launched in March 2011.
  • opendata.go.ke - Kenyan government open-data website. Launched in Jul 2011.
  • data.overheid.nl - Dutch government open-data website. Launched in Oct 2011.
  • datos.gob.cl - Chilean government open-data website. Launched in Sept 2011.
  • data.gov.it - Italian government open-data website. Launched in October 2011.
  • datos.gob.es - Spanish government open-data website. Launched in October 2011.
  • datos.gub.uy - Uruguayan government open-data website. Launched in November 2011.
  • data.gouv.fr - French government open-data website. Launched in December 2011.
  • dados.gov.br - Brazilian government open-data website. Beta launched in December 2011.
  • www.opendata.ee - Estonian government open-data website.
  • dados.gov.pt - Portuguese government open-data website.
Comments
  1. [...] Governments around the world have already woken up to how simply sharing the data they have not only facilitates greater transparency and openness; it enables means for mass collaboration to create value for citizens and fuel economic growth. However simply opening data and expecting citizens and residents to participate won’t be enough to find opportunity while tackling our common challenges. [...]

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