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Monitoring, Analysis and Visualisation of Open Data Catalogues, Hubs and Repositories

Objective

Within a few years the idea of open data has spread throughout Europe and produced extensive changes especially in thinking about governmental data and how it can be used for public and private purposes. This has also led to a fractured landscape of open data resources, making it challenging to gain an overview. Even on a national level there is an unconstrained growth of regional open data repositories. These circumstances cause extensive problems for policy makers, institutions and NGOs, to build up efficient and sustainable open data strategies. Further, identifying gaps in and opportunities for open data publishing is almost impossible. Finally, on a pan-European level there is a lack of analysis on this topic which hinders the large-scale reuse of open data.OpenDataMonitor provides the possibility to gain an overview of available open data resources and undertake analysis and visualisation of existing data catalogues using innovative technologies. By creating a highly extensible and customizable harvesting framework, metadata from diverse open data sources will be collected. Through harmonization of the harvested metadata, the gathered information can be structured and processed. Scalable analytical and visualisation methods will allow the end users to learn more about the composition of regional, national or pan-European open data repositories. For example the aggregation of catalogues of one region or country can be easily visualised to draw an exact picture of the open data situation and allow comparison to other areas. Analysing and visualising metadata will reveal hidden potential and essential insights from existing resources and identify gaps where additional open data are needed.To guarantee the availability, usage and reuse of the created plugins and components during the OpenDataMonitor project, established open source software like CKAN will be adopted and extended. The research outcomes and technical developments will be combined in a demonstration platform, integrated in third-party sites and will be distributed to the open data community to maximise impact.
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Coordinator

SYNYO GmbH

Address

Otto-Bauer-Gasse 5/14
1060 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 492 880

Administrative Contact

Peter Leitner (Dr.)

Participants (6)

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LANDESHAUPTSTADT MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 24 360

IFG.CC-INSTITUTE FOR EGOVERNMENT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 166 680

ENTIDAD PUBLICA EMPRESARIAL RED.ES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 60 105

ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 272 568

OPEN DATA INSTITUTE LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 233 020

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 246 387

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 611988

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 910 121

  • EU contribution

    € 1 496 000

Coordinated by:

SYNYO GmbH

Austria