Cities are advancing on Open Data
European cities are advancing with Open Data, as illustrated by the European Data Portal report on Open Data in Cities 2016. More and more cities are developing Open Data portals, and are designing policies to support the release of Open Data. The Spanish city of Malaga has now announced that it is making available several extensions which were developed for its own Open Data portal, based on CKAN. The extensions include one that creates a better look and feel, a contact-module, and one that makes it easier for the CKAN-based portal to be harvested by Spain's national Open Data portal.
The extension also lets the city harvest its data repository with the data lab at Fiware, the EU-funded future Internet middleware platform. Malaga's modules are re-used by other cities in Spain to harvest their own data, such as Fuengirola and Alcobendas. Malaga's Open Data portal, launched in 2013, has published almost 700 datasets, making it Spain's fourth-biggest Open Data city portal.