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“I am searching for a dataset with the total amount of tourists visiting the Amsterdam region every month for the last three years.” The above question is an example of the requests we frequently receive on data.overheid.nl. On the portal, re-users of data can request open data by submitting a data request. The data.overheid.nl team supports the re-users in finding the requested data. My name is Jelle Verburg and I am working as product owner for the Dutch National Data Portal: data.overheid.nl. Together with my team, I work on all aspects of government data in the Netherlands. It is both an
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The Flooding Risk Map (Wateroverlastlandschapskaart: WOLK) provides an overview of drainage systems and areas at risk of flooding in the case of heavy precipitation. This can cause traffic jams and blockages, as well as water damage to buildings. WOLK helps prevent this by visualising the data on a map, where solutions are needed for the municipality of Assen.
OpenRaadsinformatie is an online application that provides users with access to public meeting, items on the agenda, motions and documents on various Dutch municipalities and administrations of provinces. Created by the coalition of Dutch municipalities and the Open State Foundation, OpenRaadsinformatie acts as a central point of access to government data and documents, and is utilised by several other applications.
OmgevingsAlert is a Dutch App that tracks all permits and real estate updates for several Dutch municipalities. This app is free and based on data shared by municipalities themselves.
Reports in: Netherlands
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Improving data publishing by open data portal managers and owners
Open data best practices in Europe: Estonia, Slovenia and Ukraine
Data sharing as a service: will data services remove intellectual property rights from the picture, and at what cost?
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On Friday, 15 September 2023 from 10.00 to 11.30 CET, the data.europa academy hosted the webinar ‘Data spaces: Experiences from strategic data spaces’. This second webinar in the data spaces series presented the state of play and requirements of two strategic data spaces: the Health data space and the Cultural Heritage data space. With the goal of harnessing the value of data for the benefit of the European economy and society, the European Commission actively supports the development of common European data spaces in ten strategic fields as outlined in the European data strategy. The first
The Data Governance Act (DGA) became officially applicable on 24 September 2023. The regulation aims to empower individuals and organisations with greater control over their data. The DGA's primary objective is to establish a harmonised framework for data sharing and governance across sectors and Member States. It addresses various aspects of data management, including access, sharing, and monetisation, while prioritising data privacy and security. Additionally, the DGA seeks to increase data flows, enhancing the reuse of public sector data that cannot be made available as open data. It will
Today is the European Day of Languages, a day dedicated to celebrating plurilingualism and promoting language learning throughout Europe. This initiative is rooted in the Council of Europe’s conviction that linguistic diversity serves as a powerful tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and preserving Europe’s cultural heritage. Europe possesses a wide range of languages, with over 200 European languages spoken by citizens from different regions. The European Day of Languages has been celebrated since 2001 to address the importance of linguistic diversity, encourage the
The Bavarian State Ministry for Digital Affairs recently launched a new version of their open data portal, now branded as ‘open bydata’. Following the first publication of the Bavarian Open Data portal in May 2023, this new platform offers over 1,100 datasets from state authorities, municipalities, and research institutions. The Bavarian open data team developed the open bydata portal to create transparency and enable businesses, academia, and civil society to use data for innovation and further improvements to their services. By involving future users from the beginning of the development