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Related initiatives

In this section you can find initiatives and communities of interest for the opening and reuse of data in the city of Barcelona, ​​in Catalonia, and at the State and European level.

Portals of the Ajuntament de Barcelona

Where open information is available:

  • Barcelona Datastore: The city's data integrator portal.

  • CartoBCN. It is the mapping download service of the Barcelona city hall, which is part of the Department of Basic Information and Cartography, being the cartographic production center of the Barcelona City Council.

  • GeoPortal BCN. This site includes the web services of the spatial data infrastructure of the Barcelona City Council, which allow to have the official municipal territorial information through the web using the standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

  • GeoBCN. Maps and geospatial information services of the city of Barcelona.

  • Transparency portal. Portal where information related to the institution, its governance, its budgets and all the information related to the transparency and accountability to the citizenship are presented.

  • Open Repository of Knowledge. It is the institutional open access repository of digital documents destined for public dissemination produced by the Barcelona City Council. It also includes the digitized collections of historical documentation of the Servei de Documentació i Accés al Coneixement and other municipal libraries.

  • Electronic Headquarters. This site includes information on the provision of electronic services of the Barcelona City Council. Among the present information is the Municipal Gazette or the Employer's Profile.

  • Barcelona Cultural Data Observatory. From this platform, the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (ICUB) periodically offers data, indicators and reports on cultural facilities in the city (museums, theaters, civic centers, Creation Factories network, etc.), activities (festivals and festivals of the city), subsidies and transfers of the ICUB to the cultural sector.

Other Open Data Portals

Not dependent on the Barcelona City Council, which includes information on the different territorial levels (local, regional, national and supranational) and general themes (generalistic open data portals) or specific.

  • Open Data Gencat. Open data initiative of the Generalitat de Catalunya. It has datasets about all of Catalonia and concerning the city of Barcelona, among which are the incidents of the Rodalies service or public facilities.

  • Digital Memory of Catalonia (MDC). Open access repository of digitized collections (including elements such as photographs, drawings, maps, posters, brochures, among others) related to Catalonia and its heritage, coming from 32 different institutions.

  • Digital Cartography of the Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia. Repository of the digitization of maps and photographs that compose the Cartotec of Catalunya.

  • Open Data Diputació de Barcelona. Portal with data managed by the Diputació de Barcelona and municipal bodies.

  • Trencadís. Archive of local digitized sources maintained by the network of libraries of the Diputació de Barcelona.

  • Europeana. Selection of objects from the collections of the museums that depend on the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona within the Europeana initiative.

  • Open Data TMB (Metropolitan Transport of Barcelona). Tools for reusing transport data in real time.

  • Open data of the Port of Barcelona. The Port Authority of Barcelona publishes information on management, cartography, statistics and data on input-output of the port with frequent updates.

  • Open Data UPF (Universitat Pompeu Fabra). Initiative of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, which includes data on the management of the institution and the degrees awarded.

  • Open data initiative that aggregates datasets from various public administrations at the state level. Includes a collection of educational and training resources on data openness, as well as a map of open data initiatives in the state..

  • Meteorological Service of Catalonia.

  • Open Data AEMET. Data initiative of the State Meteorological Agency, which provides access to weather forecasts and weather forecasting interfaces.

  • European Data Portal.Data portal at European level, which includes information on the institutions of the European Union and its member states. Information on hundreds of European initiatives is included in the dataset catalog.

  • World Bank Data.Statistical information with multiple socio-economic indicators compiled and published by the World Bank.

  • Data of the United Nations. Data openness initiative of the United Nations Statistical Division.(API, non-official, access to data).

Open Communities and Use Cases

  • W3C Open Data Spain Community Group. Community and open working group with technical focus that brings together the different initiatives and experts in data openness in Spain.

  • Open Data Use Cases (in English) at European level expressed in hundreds of summary records about the projects studied.


  • European Data Incubator. The European Data Incubator (EDI) project will boost the Big Data among European companies. The project will help companies and start-ups to avoid obstacles to develop strategies for the use and exploitation of data.

  • ODINE. The Open Data Incubator for Europe, has been transformational in its approach to exploiting open data and championing innovation in the European business community.