Open Data Support - bridging open data supply and demand

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Published on February 19, 2014

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What is in Open Data Support for the reusers of open data? Take a look inside and find out more!

Bridging open data OPEN supply and demand in DATA Europe SUPPORT Nikolaos Loutas Data Days 2014 Gent, Belgium PwC firms help organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 180,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see for further details.

What is this presentation about • Open Data – a promise yet to be fulfilled • Open Data Support – helping deliver value to reusers • What is in for reusers? OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 2

Open Data a promise yet to be fulfilled Slide 3

Open Data has a great potential to create social and economic value Publishing data Developers / Companies integrate data into apps (services) Public administrations share data online Developers / Companies search for data Citizens/businesses benefit from the apps (services) Reusing data OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 4

There are more than 150 portals in Europe hosting Open Government Data Provenance? Persistence? Licence? Trust? Availability? Quality? 150+ OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 5

Limited accessibility and lack of (crossborder/sector) awareness of open datasets Different metadata vocabularies OPEN DATASUPPORT Limited accessibility and lack of awareness Limited reuse of open datasets Slide 6

No reuse = No social and economic value Developers / Companies integrate data into apps (services) Public administrations share data online Developers / Companies search for data OPEN DATASUPPORT Citizens/businesses benefit from the apps (services) Slide 7

Open Data Support helping deliver value to reusers Slide 8

Introduction Open Data Support is • A 36-month project that started on 1 January 2013 • Funded by Unit D3 of DG CONNECT • Led by PwC • Delivered by a great team comprising also Tenforce and Makx Dekkers. Makx Dekkers OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 9

Our mission... To improve the and facilitate the to datasets published on local and national Open Data portals in order to increase their within and across borders. OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 10

Our services Publishing services Training services Consulting services We help (potential) Open Government Data publishers to prepare, transform and publish reusable metadata descriptions of their datasets. We train public administrations across Europe on the value of (Linked) Open Government Data and help them build capacity in effectively and efficiently publishing data. We provide consultancy services tailored to the needs of public administrations covering a wide spectrum of topics from IT to licensing of (Linked) Open Government Data. OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 11

Making the search for datasets easier ... by providing to description metadata of open datasets via a OPEN DATASUPPORT Pan-European Data portal ODIPP Slide 12

The DCAT Application Profile for data portals in Europe A common vocabulary for describing datasets hosted in data portals in Europe, based on the Data Catalogue vocabulary (DCAT). Defines: • Mandatory, recommended and optional classes and properties • A set of controlled vocabularies, such as the File types and Countries Named Authority Lists, and Eurovoc for defining the theme of datasets. DCAT became a W3C Recommendation in January 2014. See also: DCAT-AP specification: OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 13

By using the DCAT-AP to describe datasets and share metadata... • Data publishers increase discoverability and thus reuse of their data. • Data reusers can uniformly search across platforms without facing difficulties caused by the use of separate models or language differences. OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 14

Our training services All trainings will be freely available online through Joinup. Online training We provide onsite trainings adapted to the needs of public administrations.. Onsite training Find more on: OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 15

But what is in for reusers? Slide 16

Reusing data from EU Member States 9 catalogs 55000+ datasets …and counting Accessible already via our SPARQL endpoint Discover more on: OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 17

Reusing metadata 55000+ Compliant to the DCAT-AP descriptions of Available as Linked Open Data datasets Integrate ▪ Share ▪ Visualise Discover more on: OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 18

Voicing your opinion OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 19

Definition of high-value datasets Publisher’s viewpoint. A public sector publisher may publish a dataset because of: • It contributes to transparency (G8 Open Data Charter) • Its publication is subject to a legal obligation • It directly or indirectly relates to their public task • It realises a cost reduction • The type and size of its target audience Reuser’s viewpoint. The value in a dataset lies in its reuse and its potential for creating new applications, services and business models. OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 20

High-value datasets - examples • Tendering information (TED) • Election & Parliament data • Financial Transparency System (FTS) • Commission staff directory • Statistics (Eurostat) • Legislation (EUR-Lex) • ... Your feedback! OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 21

Maturity of a high-value dataset How many stars are enough? OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 22

Benefiting from our online training service Policy makers and government officials Government IT strategists Software engineers Topic 1: Introduction to Linked Open Government Data (Foundational modules)    1.2 Introduction to Linked Data.   1.3 Introduction to RDF and SPARQL.   1.4 Introduction to Metadata Management.   1.5 Promoting the re-use of open data through the Open Data Interoperability Platform (ODIP).   2.1 The Linked Open Government Data Lifecycle.   2.2 Introduction to Open Data Quality.   2.3 Design and manage persistent URIs.   1.1 Open Government Data and the PSI Directive. Topic 2: Publishing Linked Open Government Data and Metadata (Advanced modules)  2.4 Designing and developing vocabularies in RDF.  2.5 License your data and metadata.  Intended audience OPEN DATASUPPORT  Also interesting for   N/A Slide 23

Thank you Slide 24

Be part of our team... Find us on Join us on Open Data Support Open Data Support Follow us @OpenDataSupport Contact us Project Officer: OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 25

Have you heard about the SEMIC project? Visit and know more about ISA Action 1.1 on semantic interoperability. Project Officer: Visit our initiatives Get involved SOFTWARE FORGES COMMUNITY CORE ADMS. SW Follow @SEMICeu on Twitter Join SEMIC group on LinkedIn PUBLIC SERVICE VOCABULARY OPEN DATASUPPORT Join SEMIC community on Joinup Slide 26

Meet us also at SEMIC 2014 View the agenda here: OPEN DATASUPPORT Slide 27

This presentation has been created by PwC Nikolaos Loutas Presentation metadata Disclaimer Open Data Support is funded by the European Commission under SMART 2012/0107 ‘Lot 2: Provision of services for the Publication, Access and Reuse of Open Public Data across the European Union, through existing open data portals’(Contract No. 30-CE0530965/00-17). © 2014 European Commission OPEN DATASUPPORT The views expressed in this presentation are purely those of the authors and may not, in any circumstances, be interpreted as stating an official position of the European Commission. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information included in this presentation, nor does it accept any responsibility for any use thereof. Reference herein to any specific products, specifications, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by the European Commission. All care has been taken by the author to ensure that s/he has obtained, where necessary, permission to use any parts of manuscripts including illustrations, maps, and graphs, on which intellectual property rights already exist from the titular holder(s) of such rights or from her/his or their legal representative. Slide 28

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