The most popular data visualization tools
Data is a fundamental pillar in business decision making. Before making any decision, it is necessary to analyze the situation to understand the context and envision possible alternatives. And for this it is necessary to present the data in a clear and...
Data vocabularies: why are they important?
Each individual, organization or group uses a number of common words in their daily communication, which would be their personal vocabularies. The greater the number of words we use, the greater our ability to communicate, but it can also be a barrier,...
Open data in the Spanish mobility strategy
Open mobility data plays a key role in transforming current transport networks and systems, promoting their digitization and improving their sustainability and efficiency. The European Union is aware of this situation, and for this reason it has not only...
The most popular data analysis tools
Data analysis is a process that allows us to obtain knowledge of the underlying information of the data, with the purpose of drawing conclusions that allow us to make informed decisions. Without data analytics, companies and organizations are limited in...
Open data in the era of sustainable and smart mobility, according to European strategy
More than two years ago we started 2019 very hopeful about the progress that was being made in Spain regarding the openness of data related to transport and mobility, after a few years in which there had not been much progress. Although there is still...
Data Conversion and data cleaning tools
When carrying out a data analysis project, it is usual to work with different sources, which in many cases include datasets with Heterogeneous formats and structures that do not always share the same quality. Therefore, one of the first phases in any...
The rise of data journalism in the media
More and more media outlets have articles on their pages linked to so-called data journalism. This form of journalism uses the technologies and tools related to to data to provide readers with more documented, easier to understand and more engaging...
Success stories of data exchange between organizations
The "Support center for data exchange”(Support Center for Data Sharing or SCDS in English) was born in 2019 as part of the European strategy to promote a common data ecosystem. It is a space to investigate and report on the practices of so-called data...
A new data paradigm for business and innovation
Data has become central to our increasingly digitised economies and societies. The five largest companies in the S&P500 index (Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet) all have data as the primary foundation underpinning their businesses....
How open data can contribute to the circular economy
More than 2.5 billion tonnes. That is the amount of waste that, according to the European Union, is produced every year in the EU - although the specific figure is from 2016 -, with the consequent danger to the environment and our own future. This...