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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.

Andrew Stott speaking on Flemish Open Data Day

The Flemish Government is proud to announce that Andrew Stott will be giving a keynote on "Open Data: best practices in Europe and key challenges facing the European Union" during their Open Data Day on June 15th 2012 in Brussels. Andrew Stott was the UK’s first Director for Transparency and Digital Engagement and led the work to open government data and create "".

Which Social Network Should You Use — and When?

Want to make the most of the social web? It’s more complicated than just posting status updates at random and seeing what sticks. When is Facebook most effective? When are you better off using

Open Conference - Tuesday 12 th June 2012, Copenhagen

On June 12th, the Opening Up project organises an Open Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Open Conference will introduce different perspectives on open data and how it can be used in various ways – both as a local government and as a business. The European digital agenda has a strong focus on how opening up governmental data for re-use can have major benefits for citizens, businesses, society and the governments themselves.

Open Data Day Flemish Government on 15 June 2012

The Flemish government organises an "Open Data Day" on 15 June 2012. Main activities will be: "Apps for Flanders" and "Open Data - from strategy to practice".

New set of Social reports within Google Analytics

Measuring the value of social media has been a challenge for a lot of people. And with good reason: it’s hard to understand exactly what is happening in an environment where activity occurs both on