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
Once again, in the CESIRE headquarters, Thursday 15th of February de 2018, the teachers of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge have attended the last workshop of the challenge. In this case, it was about making infographics: concepts, basic programs and its application with real cases. This topics have been widely explained by the professor Jordi Català, referent and pioneer in this type of multidisciplinary activities that, through analysis and reflection, translate and explicit any information in images, even the more complex.
The teachers have achieved throughout the 3 formative sessions the necessary knowledge and abilities to be able to work with open data. Now is time to transfer that knowledge and abilities to the alumni and apply them to the projects.
From here, we want to thank their efforts, dedication and interest and wish them all good work and lots of luck!
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.