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Update on The European Data Portal. Using INSPIRE sources for innovations in governments

Marc Kleemann

(Submission #302)


The European Data Portal addresses the whole data value chain: from (open) publishing to re-use. The portal was started end of 2015 with 180 k metadata sets and is now offering more than 600 k data sets taken from more than 70 catalogues and 34 countries. It includes many national INSPIRE data sets that are now easy to find and used and new context leading to innovations inside and outside governments. The European Data Portal harvests and translates (now into 24 languages!) the metadata of Public Sector Information available on public data portals across European countries. This Portal is developed by the European Commission with the support of an international consortium (Capgemini, INTRASOFT International, Fraunhofer Fokus, con terra, Sogeti, the Open Data Institute, Time.Lex and the University of Southampton). It is con terra's role to take care of all aspects of geospatial data and services. Going beyond the harvesting of metadata, the strategic objective of the European Data Portal is to improve accessibility and increase the value of Open Data. A Goldbook for Open Data holders and e-learning modules are provided to share lessons learned across the european community of Open Data users. Many reports are available to share success stories of using Open Data. The presentation gives insides about results and experiences made so far with focus on geospatial data provision and reuse (e.g. mapping ISO 19139 to DCAT-AP, use of geographical names). In Addition, the author will share latest Open Data examples and developments in Germany and will introduce to Geo Open Data and Open Government cases, such as: - BerlinMinecraft project: how to make Berlin 3D and other Open Data available in the world most played game Minecraft, supporting young people to play in near-real world settings and participate in town planning (citizen engagement). The model was used in 3 social projects and competitions so far - OSIRIS and enviroCar project: making citizen to collaborate using Geo Open Government Data (citizen science, crowed sourcing) - Open.NRW Open Data Wunderbox: How to close the gap of data provider’s offerings and consumer’s expectations using user centered design - Code For Germany and Open Data Hackathons – how to win non-GIS-experts to use INSPIRE data and how the Open Data communities help creating new ideas and innovating governments (e.g. BMVI mFUND mobility data)


Topic Area:  [4.1]INSPIRE Thinking out of the box – INSPIRE innovation
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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Comments:   European Data Portal, using INSPIRE in new context, Open Data, User Centered Design, crowed sourcing, citizen engagement

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