Open Data and Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an action plan made up of 17 global goals to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity. This is what is known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In order...
The protection of personal data in the draft Data Governance Regulation (Data Governance Act)
Since the initial publication of the draft European Regulation on Data Governance, several steps have been taken during the procedure established for its approval, among which some reports of singular relevance stand out. With regard to the impact of the...
The value of real-time data through a practical example
Life happens in real time and much of our life, today, takes place in the digital world. Data, our data, is the representation of how we live hybrid experiences between the physical and the virtual. If we want to know what is happening around us, we must...
New initiatives to open and harness data for health research
In recent months there have been a number of important announcements related to the construction and exploitation of infrastructures and datasets related to health research. These initiatives aim to make data a vital part of a health system that is...
Kaggle and other alternative platforms for learning data science
The profession of the data scientist is booming. According to him 2020 LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report, the demand for data science specialists grew 46.8% compared to the previous year, being especially demanded in sectors such as banking,...
Edge computing and its importance in real-time data management
Autonomous vehicles, smart waste management services, trainers that monitor how much we exercise... We live in an increasingly digital and connected environment, with greater similarities to the future we dreamed of as children. It is the so-called...
The Spatial Data Infrastructure of Spain (IDEE), a benchmark for geospatial information
Throughout history, geospatial data have allowed humankind to better understand its environment. When we talk about geographic or spatial data, we refer to data "that implicitly or explicitly refer to a location relative to the Earth", according to the...
How is open data used in the health and welfare sector?
In the last year, we have seen how decisions on health matters have marked the political, social and economic agenda of our country, due to the global pandemic situation resulting from COVID-19. Decisions taken on the basis of public data on cumulative...
The new life of data beyond reporting
Public administrations and international organisations are increasingly using new, more practical and creative approaches to problem solving, focusing on real data and how to better understand people's needs. This will enable them to propose solutions...
Re-use of open data in public administrations
Open data is a source of information for the development of smart services, as well as for decision-making and policy-making. It is therefore not surprising that an increasing number of public bodies, in addition to opening data - for reuse by others and...