A finales de 2018, Renfe puso en marcha su portal de datos abiertos, un espacio donde compartir información e indicadores clave con la ciudadanía. El lanzamiento de este portal formaba parte de su estrategia de transformación...
Open Cities: what actions are being taken to improve collaboration and interoperability between Smart Cities?
Making a city "smart" is not easy. According to the report Smart cities: understanding the challenges and opportunities, the budget constraints and the lack of infrastructure are the two main barriers for populations wanting to implement Smart cities...
The main open cultural datasets of datos.gob.es
In the last few months we have spent so much time at home, and we have realized the importance of culture. Music, movies, reading or painting have made those hours spent at home much more bearable. Cultural institutions have a lot of valuable...
Public consultation opened for the transposition of the new European directive on open data and re-use
In June 2019, the European Union published the Directive (EU) 2019/1024 on open data and the re-use of public sector information. This Directive incorporated some new developments in the universe of open data in Europe, such as The extension of...
New IGN teaching materials available in English
In order to continue with the dissemination of geographical knowledge in society and to encourage the study of Spanish geography and the interaction of young people, the National Geographic Institute (IGN) has created a series of educational materials...
ASEDIE is promoting the opening of three sets of harmonised data in all the Autonomous Communities
The Multisectorial Information Association (ASEDIE), which brings together the infomediary companies of our country, has, among its objectives, to promote the use, reuse and distribution of information, both public and private, creating value-added...
The Audit Office of the Valencian Community, the first public institution of external control that opens its data to datos.gob.es
The Audit Office of the Valencian Community (Sindicatura de Comptes de la Comunitat Valenciana) has just become the first public institution of external control (ICEX) in Spain to open its data to the portal datos.gob.es. This initiative is part of...
Data that helps us improve our lives
Earlier this year the World Bank announced that its next annual World Development Report would focus on the role of data in development. Each annual report of the World Bank has always been an important milestone in the world of development, but the next...
The new European Open Data Directive affects geographic data
Major changes in the distribution of open geospatial data are coming. According to an article recently published by Frédérique Coumans for GIM International, the geospatial market will take a 360° turn when approximately one and a half years from now...
The UN provides a set of guidelines to boost open statistical data
Statistical data is considered high-value data, due to its broad benefits to society, the environment, and the economy. Statistical data provides us with information on demographic and economic indicators (for example, data on GDP, educational level or...