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Case stories

In this section we want to give visibility to the Case stories made with the data published in Open Data BCN.


  • The R package (baRcelona) developed by Xavier Vivancos makes it easy to consult the Open Data BCN catalog

    Thursday, 12 March, 2020

    Xavier Vivancos, Business Intelligence analyst, presents the package baRcelona developed in R programming language using the API of the Open Data BCN portal. This development allows consulting the dataset catalogue and all its resources, as well as filtering by topic and subtopic to facilitate searching.
    It also offers the possibility of uploading any file in .csv format directly to the RStudio environment.
    The documentation is available to all interested citizens in the GitHub repository.


    • Berta de las Cuevas, 2nd year Baccalaureate student at the Ferran Tallada Institute in Barcelona, presents her research work with open data

      Monday, 13 January, 2020

      Student Berta de las Cuevas presented the research work to an evaluating court on Friday, January 10, under the title ‘La influència de creuers en la contaminació de la ciutat de Barcelona’. It has been performed based on the analysis of open data of the Open Data BCN, Open data of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Meteorological Service of Catalonia and Port de Barcelona portals.

      Using a quantitative methodology and data on air quality, rainfall and wind from the nearest weather stations to the port of Barcelona, he obtains conclusive results on the importance of pollution caused by cruise ships arriving at the port of Barcelona city. Berta has carefully researched the open data available from various sources, debugged and cross-linked them for analysis, and concluded that she finally presented in a structured and visual way.

      The members of the evaluation panel congratulated him on highlighting the rigor of the analysis and the innovation involved in the incorporation of new tools and sources of information in the performance of the research work in the second year of high school.

      The Institut Ferran Tallada of the city of Barcelona, which currently teaches more than 600 students between ESO and Baccalaureate, was the winner of the First edition 2018 of the Barcelona Data Open Challenge and Berta de las Cuevas was one of the members of the team of students representing the school. Both the director of the center, Gemma Torres, and the teacher and guide in the execution of the work presented, David Sánchez, show the very positive influence of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge initiative on the training of the participating students.

      Berta de las Cuevas is a wonderful example, she is the future.

      Congratulations Berta! Congratulations Ferran Tallada!