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E-GOS Local governance and performance of open data policies at municipal level

Frederika Welle Donker

(Submission #324)


Abstract

The E-GOS Local project, which is co-funded by AMS, the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, is as an extension to the E-GOS project. While the E-GOS project focuses on the governance and performance of open spatial data policies at the national (or macro) level, the E-GOS Local will investigate the governance and performance of open spatial data policies at organizational (or micro) level, as well as the link between the national and organizational policies (or between macro and micro). The E-GOS Local project will be conducted in close collaboration with the City of Amsterdam.

Many of the most valuable spatial data sets are produced, managed and maintained at the local level. In recent years, several municipalities have implemented their own open data agenda, sometimes prior to the development and implementation of a national open data agenda. The challenge of governing open spatial data at municipal level is twofold: municipalities not only have to decide how to govern their own relationships with other stakeholders in the open data domain, but also need to think about their involvement in, contribution to, and adoption of national open data initiatives. However, municipalities have their own drivers for implementing an open data agenda, and some municipalities feel that a national policy may not be applicable to their specific situation. In E-GOS Local, a comparative case study design will be implemented to investigate the governance and performance of open spatial data policies at municipal level.

A detailed investigation will be made of the open spatial data policy of the City of Amsterdam, in which the governance instruments and mechanisms adopted by the City will be assessed as well as the impact of these instruments and mechanisms on the performance of the open spatial data policy of the City. A comparative analysis will be made of the governance model applied in the City of Amsterdam and the governance models of four other large municipalities in the Netherlands. In addition, the impact of these governance models of the performance of the open spatial data policy will be examined in this analysis. We will present the outcomes of our research, which may serve as a guide for other municipalities yet to implement an open data agenda.

Categories

Topic Area:  [2.5] Local – Regional cooperation
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

 
Academic:   No
 
Data Provider:   No
 
Data User:   No
 
INSPIRE Implementer (IT):   No
 
INSPIRE newbies:   No
 
Policy Officers:   Yes
 
Public Administration (MS/Regional/Local):   Yes
 
Thematic specialists:   No
 
Comments:   governance; open data policies; assessment; local government; City of Amsterdam

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