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The Impact of Open Geodata – follow up study after 5 years

Ulla Kronborg Mazzoli

(Submission #366)


In 2012, the Danish government and Local Government Denmark set up the basic data programme as a part of the common public digitisation strategy. As a part of the programme, a large portion of public sector data – hereunder geodata - was made publicly available on the 1 January 2013.
The release of public geodata was made in anticipation of this having a positive effect on the economy in the form of increased growth rates and more efficient task execution in the public sector. Thus the release of public geodata was made on a positive business case according to which the release would create significant benefit for private enterprises as well as for public authorities. In 2013 a pre-measurement was established in order to estimate the value of open geodata prior to their release. Now – five years after – in 2017 an impact analysis has been made based on the results of the pre-measurement as a point of reference and baseline. The 2017 analysis consists of three parts: • Estimation of the socio-economic value and the development in the use of the open geodata • Concrete examples of how geodata are currently used by private enterprises, utility companies and public sector • Identification of the potential for future use of open geodata as well as the barriers which are faced by different groups of users when it comes to realizing this potential This presentation will demonstrate the significant increase in the value of geodata once open and give examples on how this increase has come about in both the private and the public sector. Furthermore the presentation will give examples on the use of open geodata in the INSPIRE domain e.g. climate proofing. Finally the presentation will present findings on the user barriers for further realization of open data potential and view these in the light of the INSPIRE fitness for purpose excise.


Topic Area:  [1.15] Other e-Government applications
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

Comments:   Impact analysis, open data, use of open data, value of open data, barriers for use

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