FEMP 2019 OPEN DATA: 40 datasets to be published by the Local Entities
In 2017, the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) published the guide "Open data: strategic guide for its implementation and minimum datasets to be published", which included a series of recommendations and guidelines for public data...
GODAN, a source of knowledge about open data in agriculture
The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative, known by the acronym GODAN, aims to support "the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable." To this end, GODAN...
Available resources to learn more about DCAT-AP
The DCAT-AP application profile aims to describe, using metadata, the catalogs and datasets of European open data portals. For this, DCAT-AP is based on Data Catalogs Vocabulary (DCAT), published by W3C. In particular, the DCAT-AP is a specification that...
Open data: strategic guide for its implementation and minimum datasets to publish
Spain is one of the most prominent countries in the opening of public sector data, according to the Open Data Maturity in Europe 2017 report - remember that our country ranks second in the ranking that measures the maturity and availability of open data...
Discovering Blockchain keys
Blockchain is one of the most popular buzzwords. Every day, several news tell us how blockchain will revolutionize all sectors, from banking to manufacturing, journalism or health. The public sector is also affected by this trend and public organizations...
New trends and challenges in the data world
The amount of data we generate does not stop growing. 90% of the data created in the history of humanity were produced during the last year and a 40% annual growth is estimated for the next decade. These figures highlight the importance of data in today'...
DCAT-AP and its extensions: Context and evolution
One of the main challenges that arise when addressing an Open Data initiative is to define the information architecture and facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published by different portals on the Web. In order to solve this challenge, the...
Open data representation vocabulary in Digital Cities
As a result of transparency and citizen participation demand, an increasing number of towns are focus on initiatives that facilitate citizen access to institutions and administrations´ information. However, defining, implementing and documenting an open...
Practical Manual to improve Open Data Quality
Although, nowadays more and more data sources are available, this does not imply that they are easy to use. In fact, multiple barriers hinder their access and reuse, reducing their quality. Iniciativa Aporta publishes the Practical Manual...
Guide to publish open data quickly and easily (with CKAN)
The Iniciativa Aporta publishes the Guide to publish open data quickly and easily (with CKAN); a handbook that shows how to articulate an open data project without the need of extensive knowledge or prior experience in the opening of public sector...