Open data - An experimental open data platform for Flanders


Open data are non-personal data and datasets, disclosed by the government and the private sector, that can be used, reused and redistributed by anyone. By ‘linking’ and combining these datasets, data can be enriched and new knowledge can be created. In that way, ‘linked open data’ can result not only in a higher level of transparency and citizen participation but also in economic growth, innovation and better public service.

However, disclosing ‘open data’ is often regarded as a too technical, complex and time-consuming task. In order to lower these barriers and to stimulate (linked) open data, this project will develop a platform that facilitates and automates the disclosure, publication, re-use and linking of data for everyone.

In this project, MICT will guide the development of the use cases, research the needs of the different target groups and sectors, gain insights on the valorization of such a platform in Flanders (and outside) and disseminate the acquired knowledge to a wide audience.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/01/2013 - 30/06/2014.

Staff involved

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