trends and attitudes in the global

open data community

  • A few years ago no-one was talking open data
     
  • Now there are initiatives all over the world
     
  • Millions of datasets
     
  • Thousands upon thousands projects using data in new ways
     
  • From fringe idea to policy orthodoxy
     
  • Limitless potential

Two kinds of open data action

Problem 

solving

Infrastructure

building

There are many kinds of open data initiative across the world...

...and there are growing divides between initiatives

www.opendatabarometer.org

= open data initiative?

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Datasets

License

Developers

Apps

There is more than one way to grow an open data initiative

Impact is strongest where there are local initiatives.

A growing focus on standards

Noun project icons from: hunotika, Pham Thi Dieu Linh & Creative Stall

Standardisation challenges

Noun project icons from: Pham Thi Dieu Linh

There are bigger things on the agenda than open data...

...but open data is still a very big idea

Smart Cities

Data revolution

Data-driven governance

Big data

Another data community?

Or another way of doing data?

An economic input?

Or an ethic of

co-production?

Secrecy

Transparency

Participation

Collaboration

database object or sovereign citizens

Recap & responses:

1) Embed open data in wider change

2) Innovate and experiment with different open data practices

3) Build community to unlock the impact of open data

4) Include users in shaping open data standards

5) Combine problem solving and infrastructure building

@timdavies

 

www.timdavies.org.uk

Thankyou

Image credits

  • The Noun Project
  • Wikimedia Commons
  • UN OCHA
  • Flickr users: ajc1, hourann, joeshlabotnik

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