World Data Viz Challenge 2018 Barcelona-Kobe. Public event of the presentations of the finalists’ visualizations
In the framework of the smart city Expo World Congress 2018, yesterday, on November the 14th, took place the public event of presentation of the finalists’ visualizations of the World Data Viz Challenge 2018 Barcelona-Kobe.
More than 70 people, including representatives of the local administration and Kobe City Council, the authors of the finalist works, members of the jury and other interested public, attended this event. The event was inaugurated and conducted by Mª Mercè Fígols, responsible for the Open Data BCN service, open data service of the Barcelona City Council and, on behalf of the Kobe City Council, Mr. Taisuke Matsuzaki, Director of ICT Development.
The 24 final visualizations of this challenge that was carried out in parallel in Barcelona and Kobe were classified into 4 large groups: Mobility, Incidents, Public Space and Social Portrait to facilitate their authors’ speeches.
We saw that Barcelona and Kobe, in addition to celebrating on this occasion the 25th anniversary of their twinning, share concerns and problems. The explanations, the answers and the solutions in the knowledge and initiative of the citizens and the data consist of the consistent, among other repositories, are important to help carry it out.
Thanks to all, participants and assistants, to make this event a success!
The Green City Hackathon, an expert analysis of the network of bicycle lanes in the city of Barcelona
In the framework of the BigSurvey18 conference, the Green City Hackathon brings together about 25 experts from 11 different countries, specialists in data analysis, statistics, researchers and professors among others ... to analyze and make proposals about the bicycle network of the city of Barcelona from the data published in the Open Data BCN Portal.
The participants were made up of 6 teams, who worked the data with digital tools such as R and Phyton throughout the afternoon of 24/10 and mid-morning of 25/10.
The initial questions started from the fact of wanting to know more about how residents use bicycles, who and when they use them, what neighborhood accounts most of the trips by bicycle, where infrastructure is lacking, where the accidents are concentrated or if there are enough stands for bicycles. Finally the exposed works, all of a great level, have shown all this and much more.
The jury, made up of experts from Barcelona City Council and the sector, has proclaimed winner the work done by Team 6 and called: ”Barcelona. Bike use and accident overview”.
Congratulations to the winners and all the participants!
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Second training session on data processing and the Instamaps platform for the teachers of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge
On Wednesday, November 28th 2018, took place at the Cibernàrium the second training session for the teachers who enrolled in the Specific Training Plan on open data of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge, which aims to introduce as a resource the data open to the students of educational centres of the city of Barcelona.
In the first part of the session, the trainers explained notions on how to work with the datasets published in the portal to then be able to visualize the data on a platform for displaying data on maps, in this case, Instamaps.
A detailed explanation of this platform: interface, functionality, objectives... has allowed teachers to make their first visualizations.
Now it will be up to them to explain it to their students. We wish you good luck in this task!
First training session for the teachers of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge Second edition_2019
On Tuesday, October 30th of 2018, the first training session was held in the classrooms of the Cibernàrium for the teachers of the centers that have registered in the Training Plan about open data.
After a welcome by the organizing entities, the session began with a detailed explanation of What the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge is, the phases and the calendar of this Second edition 2019. Next some general concepts about open data were explained in order to be able to understand and work with the Open Data BCN portal, data from which the participants will have to use to work in the projects with the students.
We thank all participants for their interest in this initiative led by the City Council of Barcelona to introduce open data as a resource to schools in the city of Barcelona.