We are celebrating: the new Open Data BCN portal reaches its first year.
Open Data BCN is a key piece in the Barcelona Digital City strategy and it is integrated within the new Data Analytics Office, created recently, which has the goal to improve and coordinate the ethical and responsible management of the data inside the Barcelona City Hall starting from three lines of work: data gathering and storage, analytics, machine learning and predictions and finally, data sharing and communication. Barcelona wants to make data a common good, a city infrastructure controlled by citizens and open to local entrepreneurs.
Since February of 2017, the number of published and consulted datasets kept growing. More than a 100 new datasets and more than 450.000 visits are only two of the indicators, a taste of the success of our portal based on the quality of the datasets published: 97% have a rating of 3 or more stars in the Tim Berners-Lee ranking. For instance, we have gathered information about complaints, bycicle lanes, surface parking, traffic state, tourist housing, WiFi hotspots… among other.
And since the reusers of the future are at school right now, we present the innovative Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge, for education, a contest where the students of the participating education centres from the city, supervised by their professors, develop projects with open data published on our portal. This initiative pretends to situate Barcelona as a leader in the use of open data for educational and citizens’ empowerment.
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Featured Barcelona Open Data Challenge
The Fàbrica de Creació Fabra i Coats has hosted today, May 3, 2018, the awards of the Barcelona Open Data Challenge with more than 300 assistants among young students, teachers and staff from other institutions and entities related to the data.
This event has been the closing act of the first edition of this educational project that, as a pilot project and for the first time, aims to promote the knowledge and use of the open data published in the Open Data BCN portal in the educational centers of the city.
The winner of this edition has been the project presented by the Institut Ferran Tallada, called 'Social cohesion goes through neighborhoods', an analysis based on social cohesion indexes (ICS) to measure and compare the inequalities of the city's districts. Information here.
More than 200 students from the 6 centers that have participated in this pilot project will attend this act, accompanied by the teachers who have supervised them.
The event, chaired by a municipal authority, will be held in the auditorium which will have a reserved space to expose the infographics of the project that will be presented by each center. Throughout the session, the students responsible for their accomplishment will have 5 minutes to defend the work in front of their classmates, the rest of participants and assistants and the jury , composed by different university professors and well-known experts in data analysis.