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CKAN Germany Open Data

Leveraging CKAN for publishing open data in Germany

Effective data management is crucial for public administrations, who collect large amounts of diverse data on a daily basis. They differ from other data-collecting organizations in the sense that the data they produce arguably can have more impact outside of the organisation than it can inside it. Open data, i.e. the provision of administrative data […]

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Open Data

What is Open Data?

July 20, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen What do the Victorian physician John Snow, a Danish toilet-locating app, and our president, Rufus, have in common? The punchline: they were all inspired by open data. This article explores a term still unfamiliar to many and explains why making data open is one of the most important […]

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Cities Germany Governments Open Data Partnership

Datopian partner with publicplan GmbH to boost CKAN adoption in Germany

July 16, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen Datopian are proud to announce a new partnership with publicplan GmbH, a German IT company specialising in open-source software solutions and IT consulting for public authorities. Publicplan GmbH is committed to the values of autonomy, freedom of information and data security. Datopian resonates strongly with the values of […]

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CKAN Open Data

Podcast: Open Knowledge Foundation founder (and Datopian President!) Rufus Pollock shares the the organisation’s backstory

July 10, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen This article is a summary of an interview between Rufus Pollock and Richard Pietro for the podcast series Stories from the Open Gov. Rufus tells the story of the Open Knowledge Foundation’s journey, from its founding to its future. Click here to listen to the full podcast. TIP […]

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Open Data Stewardship

OpenSpending stewardship moving to Datopian

July 9, 2020 by Paul Walsh OpenSpending is one of the longest-running projects both at Open Knowledge Foundation and within the open data ecosystem in its entirety. Starting life in 2009 as Where Does my Money Go?, OpenSpending has played a vital role in the publication of open budget and spending data by governments worldover. […]

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Open Data

Open Data Day 2020 – Mini-Grant Outcomes

June 22, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen Three months on from Open Data Day 2020 and the reports are out: from budget data in Indonesia and Uganda to renewable energy data in Germany, Datopian’s mini-grants supported a wealth of open-data events worldwide. Let’s take a look at all 10 projects and what they achieved. In […]

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CKAN Government Open Data

Open Data Northern Ireland looks to an Open Government future with Datopian

June 5, 2020 by Audrey Lobo-Pulo As Open Data Northern Ireland (NI) roll out their new strategy focusing on more open data publications in the civil service and better community outcomes, the future for Open Government in NI looks bright with Datopian at their side. Our CEO, Paul Walsh, speaks to our clients Iain Fleming […]

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Case Study Open Data Open Source

OECD’s SIS-CC .Stat Suite goes Open Source with Datopian

May 12, 2020 by Audrey Lobo-Pulo With a long history in statistical software, the SIS-CC, under the OECD secretariat, recently launched the .Stat Suite in open source. To meet the challenges in making this transition, they turned to Datopian for their foresight, experience and expertise. Our CEO, Paul Walsh, spoke with the OECD’s SIS-CC community […]

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Case Study Open Data ScottishCitiesAlliance

Scottish Cities Alliance progressing towards Smart Cities with Datopian

May 5, 2020 by Audrey Lobo-Pulo As the Scottish Cities Alliance invest in new technologies to create ‘Scotland’s eighth city – the smart city’ to accelerate and transform service delivery, Datopian’s open source, collaborative and custom developed modules made it a top choice for future projects. Established in 2011, the Scottish Cities Alliance is a […]

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COVID-19 Open Data

How Open Data can help build Resilient Communities

April 29, 2020 by Audrey Lobo-Pulo, Gift Egwuenu As open data continues to play a pivotal role in supporting the response to the covid-19 crisis, Datopian spoke with Open Data NZ’s, Paul Stone, on the extraordinary work they’re doing in supporting open data to address real world challenges. Audrey: Welcome Paul, it’s great to have […]