During the next few months, and as the datasets of Culture published in the Open Data BCN portal are being treated, a qualitative change will be made in the datasets containing information on Culture. The data, so far presented so that each dataset contains a single concept, are now organized so that the dataset contains all the concepts that can be analysed together. As an example, the so-called "Visitors to museums and exhibition spaces in the city of Barcelona", "Users of museums and exhibition spaces in the city of Barcelona", "Visitors to temporary exhibitions in the city of Barcelona", "Number of temporary exhibitions in the city of Barcelona" and "Museum collection holdings in the city of Barcelona" are replaced by a single dataset called "Museum and exhibitions' data of the city of Barcelona". On the other hand, the dataset "List of temporary exhibitions in the city of Barcelona" will remain unchanged, since the nature of the data it contains does not allow it to be crossed with any other.
The publication formats will not change and will continue to be .csv and .xml. However, the number of visits and downloads will reflect the accumulated number of visits, since the inauguration of the new portal (02/23/2017) of the dataset or datasets that are replaced.
This change will mean that the portal presents, in absolute values, a decrease in the number of datasets in favour of a better quality of the published ones.
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!
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Third training session on infographics to the teachers of the Second Edition of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge
This Wedenesday, January 16th 2019 and again in the Cibernàrium, the very interesting and participatory infographics workshop was held by Dr. Henry Naranjo Pérez, professor of the Faculty of business and communication at the University of Vic and who also conducts training in the Diputació de Barcelona. It is the third and last training session for teachers enrolled in the Specific Training Plan on open data of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge.
The teachers nos have all the necessary tolls to work in the classroom the data they hace chosen from the Open Data BCN Portal. Even so they continue to have suport from specialists, who can do all the consultations they need to get the necessary knowledge they mus transmit to their students.
The session was also used to explain the organization of the final event, a moment that we are all waiting for bevcause we will be able to see the defense of the 10 major Works scored and we are sure that, as in the previous edition, we will surprise.
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!