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Testing the international networks pilot at Hanze

Within the Opening Up project, the Hanze University Groningen is developing the “INNL social network map”. This International Social Network Map is conceived as a SME Internationalisation support service and is close to launch. An alpha test was conducted with 15 employees of the Hanze. As a whole people are positive about the added value on showing, sharing and searching international contacts.

ComProNet - Real Time Incident Alerting

In June/July 2012 the first practical ComProNet tests were performed. "Community Protection Network" is a project aimed at achieving a Proof of Concept of a modern way of alerting and communicating with citizens and professionals based on real-time formation of ad-hoc groups of participants working together on an incident. It uses technical sensors and social media to receive and send information, using the principle of citizen participation. The Compronet system integrates a high degree of automatic processing of data and information to accelerate the response time of participants relative to an incident and to increase the participants’ consciousness of the environment.

Conference ‘Social Media for Local Governments'

The Opening Up project invites you to their 'Social Media for Local Governments' conference on October 22 in Mechelen.

Social Media posting guide

A lot of organizations don’t know where to start in terms of a social media posting strategy. For this reason, created a one-page social media posting guide to serve as a helpful

Some thoughts on open data during the open conference in Copenhagen

In June 2012, the Opening Up project organised a conference on open data. During the conference we made some short video interviews with most of the speakers. See what Jeremy Millard, Kim Søvsø Pedersen, Sara Loisa Matikainen, Jacob Østergaard and Rene Nederhand shared on working with open data.

Groningen Police launches ComProNet

The Groningen Police are launching their ComProNet initiative today. The Community Protection Network is a project based on hightech sensors and social media aimed at helping people faster in case of an incident.

Andrew Stott on the importance of open data (video)

During the Flemish Open Data Day, we had the chance to speak with Andrew Stott on hies views on open data, and their importance for governments. He agreed to do a short video message. In this video he speaks about the role of open data in delivering better information to citizens, building upon this information and letting people participate in government, thus working towards a better service delivery.

Combining Open Data and GIS in Kristiansand

Kristiansand has for a long time spent resources on analyzing and publishing data based on demographics. This information is now ready to be publicized on an aggregate level and in terms of general classification of mainly age groups. One can therefore also use the data for more exact analyses and analyses across different services, something that will give a greater insight into specific needs, over- or under-distribution of services, investments and other information.

Use of Open Data stimulated by economy department of Belgian Government

The concept of open data has found acceptance in the economy department of the Belgian government. Through the statistics department be.STAT this includes a wealth of information on the population, employment, economy, traffic, transportation, and energy.