New Open Data Portal in Germany
The recent European Data Portal analytical report on Open Data and cities already underlined that European cities are taking bold steps in their Open Data journey. "Your city's data belong to you!" is the message with which the German city of Gelsenkirchen kick-started its Open Data Portal in May 2017. Under the motto "Wir #Offene Daten" (We #OpenData), the city of Gelsenkirchen, in cooperation with the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, invites its citizens to access the published data and "make more out of it". An example is the development of web applications such as apps and websites, or the possibility to find out more about the city and its boroughs.
Various datasets on infrastructure, public investments and spending, as well as culture, universities and demographics are available on the Gelsenkirchen Open Data Portal. More information on Open Data in Gelsenkirchen is provided by the YouTube promotion campaign.
Gelsenkirchen's Open Data Portal invites us all to "Be Part of the Digital Revolution". So visit their data portal and explore the data available!