When he's not busy hunting new data across the web, our Chief Data Officer writes about his vision for Open Data. The following 62-page ebook is a compilation of his first ten articles.
Here's what you'll find inside:
The road to the future must still be built for Open Data and the more diversity there is among the people releasing the data, the more Open Data will deliver on its promises.
The Open Data Movement is based on making organisational data available online. That data needs to be easy to find, explore, analyze, export and reuse for everyone.
We focus on the tools that allow data consumers to understand what is behind the data. These tools give people a good idea of what they will be able to do with Open Data.
Understanding the distribution and dynamics behind Open Data is crucial. Open Data is advancing very quickly and we are only just starting to see the effects of an Open Data Network and its synergies.
To build off our goal of making data accessible to the largest number of people possible, there is something we have to keep in mind. HTML resources are not Open Data. It is crucial that a resource links to an actual data file.
One of the key factors in Open Data’s strength is the Power Law of Open Data. In the next article our chief data officer will focus on why this is of great importance for Open Data providers.
While finding new ways to quickly distribute, find, collect and share data, we realize that there are some missing layers and missing tools. There should be more integration, greater consistency and more fluidity when dealing with data.
The next question that arises is how we can distribute Open Data in an efficient way to these customers. This is the moment where our CDO will talk about rice, irrigation, cultivators and how they relate to data.
It is important to understand that it is only by having more actors that Open Data will grow as a whole, and will be brought to more and more people. This is where we draw the line between purists and pragmatists.
In the last article of our Chief Data Officer, he talks about startups being decentralized, agile, opinionated and determinate-optimists. Which is not at all a bad thing. But city administrations must understand some things before trying to mimic startups' methods.