We add a new functionality to the portal: the search of datasets by geolocalization. This allows the users to filter the datasets that contain geolocalizated data and, therefore can be represented on a map. The functionality also distinguishes between the data that the portal can preview, in this case on the OpenStreetMap base.
In February 2011, Barcelona was one of the first city councils that had his own open data web. Today we inaugurate this new portal with the intention that it becomes an important piece of the strategy of data publication of the city, and, especially, that it help to generate social value for the citizenship, as well as for the companies interested to generate more and better services and applications.
I encourage you to discover and use it. It is a living space to experience, innovate and create.
Featured Barcelona Open Data Challenge
This Wednesday 17th of January 2018, in the CESIRE’s headquarters, a statistics and data analysis workshop has been held, aiming to endow the professors participating in the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge with the necessary tools to work on the projects with their alumni. These drafts, which will be presented in the challenge, will study different aspects of the city through the analysis of the data published in the Open Data BCN portal.
In the workshop, the different functionalities that spreadsheets offer have been explained for the professors to be able to analyse data, represent it and find correlations between the chosen datasets of the project. An introduction to the QGIS software, a free open source Geographic Information System, has been made.
The Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge is a test project from the Ajuntament de Barcelona, thought to promote the use of the open data available in the Open Data BCN portal through a contest.
It aims for the 3rd and 4th courses of ESO from the public centres in the city of Barcelona through the teachers and sums up to the learning based in projects.
The contest includes teacher’s formation and a final public act with the presentation of each project.
This test project aims to situate Barcelona as a leader in the introduction of the knowledge of open data in the educational scope.