Session number: 2
Expected participants: Relevant to all
Type: Training or Presentation
Length: 1 - 1.5 hours
Web based exercises: No
What to bring: Slides, Web-Connected Laptop
- Categories of Open Data benefit - Facilitator should outline the main classes of benefit from Open Data: Improved transparency & accountability, innovation & economic growth, increased efficiency and lower costs.
- Exchange of examples - Participants should provide their own case studies of Open Data benefit and discuss which of the benefit categories they best correspond to.
- Curated case studies - Facilitator should guide participants through a series of localised and diverse case studies to highlight different benefit classes and operational details of the initiatives.
Below ia a collection of case studies that can be featured in your discussions with participants and complemented by your own:
- GoOV App - Transport app from the Netherlands created during a hackathon and now an independent business
- TransportAPI - Start-up processing transport data from the UK into a unified API feed. Used by diverse businesses as a reliable source of clean data
- OpenCorporates - Start-up collating global Open Data from company directories. Uses innovative ‘pay to close’ licence to charge corporate projects while remaining free to those who publish their results as Open Data
- Finnish SME Growth - Case study from Finland on economic impact of SMEs given access to open geospatial data which found 15% faster growth vs. paid-for solutions
Improved Service Delivery
- Paris Coffee Shops Map - Open Data map of Paris showing coffee prices and helping to drive custom toward competitively priced retailers
- Icelandic Lamb Map - Open Data map showcasing the quality of lamb providers in Iceland
- London Fire Labs - Study by Open Data Institute that helped to highlight the rationale for closing certain fire stations in terms of the emergency response time.
- Hungarian Right to Know Portal - Interactive Freedom of Information portal helping citizens access and browse past requests
- Prescription Drug Savings UK - Study from the United Kingdom that used Open Data to highlight £200 million potential saving from the use of generic rather than brand name drugs
- French energy efficiency - Open dashboard on energy generation & consumption within France
- Plantwise - Interactive map of global plant diseases, crops and fertilisers allowing anyone to explore emerging challenges and generate solutions
- Haiti OpenStreetMap - Open mapping project to assist first responders after the Haiti earthquake to locate victims and deliver aid
- OpenGLAM - Cultural library of worldwide museum collections
Companion eLearning Modules:
When running this session, we recommend that participants complete the following eLearning module before attending:
Unlocking value from Open Data
Completion of the module will help your learners develop a shared understanding of the material before the course and allow you to focus in greater depth on those topics of most interest to the trainees.