We have the 6 finalist projects of the World Data Viz Challenge 2019 Barcelona-Kobe and their authors who, along with those of the Japanese city of Kobe, will present the final act that will take place within the framework of the Smart City Expo World Congress next Tuesday the 19th of November.
The team of experts evaluated all the works presented with various topics, although this year we aligned the competition with the Climate Plan and emphasized "cities and climate emergencies". A lot of the projects delivered has made reference.
The finalists propose solutions to the consequences of global warming, address issues such as mobility on the city, the most recommended school paths or the impact of online shopping.
Congratulations to everyone to help improve aspects of our city!
Temperatures and Precipitation of the city of Barcelona, data about the climate now available on the portal
The Open Data BCN portal publishes data related to the climate of the city of Barcelona. One dataset is the Monthly average air temperatures of the city of Barcelona since 1780 with a series of monthly average temperatures shown in Celsius (ºC) and the dataset Monthly accumulated rainfall of the city of Barcelona since 1786, with the data of accumulated monthly rainfall since 1786 represented in millimeters. These data have been published thanks to the collaboration with the Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya, an agency of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
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First training session to the teachers enrolled in the specific Training Plan on open data within the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge Third edition_2020
On Wednesday October 23rd, 2019, the first training session for teachers enrolled in the specific Training Plan on open data within the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge was held. The session took place in the Cibernarium classrooms of the MediaTic building in the 22@ technology district of the city of Barcelona.
The organizing entities led by the Barcelona City Council welcomed all the teachers. The session consisted of the explanation of the main concepts on open data, the Open Data BCN portal and a data exploration in order for teachers to familiarize themselves with the information published on the portal with which they should carry out the work with the students. See here the session documentation.
Coinciding with the publication in the Open Data BCN portal of the datasets Monthly average air temperatures of the city of Barcelona since 1780 and Monthly accumulated rainfall of the city of Barcelona since 1786, Mª del Mar Pla of the Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya was invited and made a very interesting explanation regarding this service and its data.
We thank all the participants for their interest and effort in wanting to join us in this initiative led by the Barcelona City Council, already recognized as a pioneering and innovative practice.
For the third year in a row, the open data reaches for the educational centers of the city of Barcelona with the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge Third Edition_2020, a contest that aims to introduce open data as an educational resource among students in 3rd year and 4th year of ESO and Formative Courses, through their teachers, promoting the use of the Open Data BCN portal.
The contest allows the free presentation of works within the period authorized for this purpose, but a Specific Training plan about open data is also offered to the interested teachers, a program 12 centers have signed up for this year.
The 10 best projects among all the participants will be presented in a final public act rewarding the 3 best rated.
Are you up for the challenge?