[okfn-be] Open Data Census updates

Philippe Verstichel philippe.verstichel at walababoard.com
Sun Jun 2 05:26:51 UTC 2013

Hi everybody,

As Pieter is looking for some information, here is my input based on my
personal initiatives (Crowd4Change and Common Sense City)

*First, let's talk "crowd sourced"* datasets ! So, if we mean datasets
created and maintained by citizens or non-private bodies (not public
authorities), I can see two potential candidates:

1) *Noisetube* project (collection of pollution data, made available via
API) : http://www.noisetube.net/api_overview, Elise (from the Vlaamse
Universiteit of Brussels) is verantwordeljk voor het beheer. Data here :
 2) *Droit de regard* : http://www.droitderegard.be/doku.php/fr:start , a
website where citizens are uploading "Official Local Councils agenda and
news", plus some comments when people attended the Local Council Official
Meeting (not always an easy thing to do). Patrick Installé is managing the
website and trying to build some API. This is in line with some
OpenDemocracy initiatives.

For public authorities, as initiator and co-manager of the next *Hackathon
eGov Wallonia*, I am preparing datasets from Walloon authorities, here is
the website for the initiative: http://hackathonegovwallonia.net/ and the
website that will host the datasets : http://opendata.awt.be/ (today 1
dataset, I need to put about another 30 datasets on it). AWT is a public
body, they will be responsible for the management. I am not part of AWT

Mind that I am very busy until 19th of June, so not much time to review


Philippe Verstichel
Innovation Management
skype : pve008
twitter : @phisab , @commonsensecity

2013/6/1 Pieter Colpaert <pieter.colpaert at okfn.org>

> Hi all,
> Please see below: OKFN is looking for crowd sourced datasets for the Open
> Data Census. This is a map of which countries are actively doing open data:
> http://okfnlabs.org/opendatacensus/
> Belgium is still a black spot while it shouldn't. Would you be able to
> help out Christian and Zara?
> Thank you,
> Pieter
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Christian Villum <christian.villum at okfn.org>
> Date: Fri, May 31, 2013 at 8:27 PM
> Subject: Open Data Census updates
> To: Pieter Colpaert <pieter.colpaert at okfn.org>
> Cc: Zara Rahman <zara.rahman at okfn.org>
> Hi Pieter,
> I wanted to ask - at the moment, we're focusing on our Open Data Census<http://census.okfn.org/> -
> which is assessing the state of open data across the world. We'd love to
> get the census filled in as much as possible, and for this we would really
> appreciate your help, as Belgium is still missing a datasets.
> ...
> Thanks,
> Christian
> ---
> Hi everyone,
> We want to improve the coverage of the Open Data Census
> (http://census.okfn.org/ <http://census.okfn.org/>) and verify existing
> contributions to ensure information is still up to date and reliable.
> *We need your help in doing this! There are 2 aspects:*
>    - Contributing on countries where there is missing information - you
>    can do this right now, *just visit **http://census.okfn.org/countries/*<http://census.okfn.org/countries/>
>    - Reviewing existing contributions - you will need access to the review
>    spreadsheet<https://docs.google.com/a/okfn.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiWM2KV46Zt0dGxMVVo3c3JKZ2U0NHVzZVozSEJwdXc#gid=0>(just let us know and we can add you)
> We would also like to *appoint* *Open Data Census editors* who would *oversee
> a country or region.*
> This would involve* a relatively small amount of time over the next
> couple of weeks (until June 12th) *and would involve both *adding
> information yourself* and *mobilizing input and expertise from colleagues
> to contribute*.
> If you are interested in being an editor please just reply to this mail
> (this way we can coordinate efforts). Or, simply go to *
> http://census.okfn.org/countries/* <http://census.okfn.org/countries/>add information directly!
> We look forward to hearing from you!
> Best,
> Zara, Christian, Rufus and the rest of the OKF team
> --
> --
> Christian Villum
> Community Manager, Open Government Data + Local Groups Network
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