Workshop ‘Opening data at municipality of The Hague’

Klaas Jan Mollema, Marjolijn de Jager


‘Open Data’ is hot! After the announcement of Barak Obama and Tim Berners-Lee to publish internal organizational datasets on the web using strictly defined open standards (XML, RDF, SKOS, Dublin Core), organizations and (local) governments all over the world opened their datasets. Linked open data is a huge potential information source for science and citizens. Therefore students of the bachelor program worked for 10 weeks together with officials of the municipality of The Hague on apps for their data. This process was not that easy: officials had lots of objections against opening up their data and developing apps on it.

In this workshop we will see what the outcome was and practice to overcome the objections.

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