What to Expect from Open Data in 2014
Defining Open Data Open data is data that can be freely used, shared and built-on by anyone, anywhere, for any purpose. This is the summary of the full Open Definition which the Open Knowledge Foundation created in 2005 to provide both a succinct explanation and a detailed definition of open data. As the open data movement grows, and even more governments and organisations sign up to open data, it becomes ever more important that there is a clear and agreed definition for what “open data” means if we are to realise the full benefits of openness, and avoid the risks of creating incompatibility between projects and splintering the community. Open can apply to information from any source and about any topic. Anyone can release their data under an open licence for free use by and benefit to the public.
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Open data could save trillions, but not before the public and private sectors evolve Free information sharing — called “open data” — could help consumers spend smarter, but could also help public and private institutions correct operational inefficiencies, such as in manufacturing or scheduling. Combined, these gains could exceed $3 trillion annually, the report estimates. Almost $100 billion of value could be added in the transportation sector alone, especially in infrastructure planning, fleet management and consumer behavior. For instance, more open data about door-to-door travel time could help municipal transit systems move more people; commuters could reduce time spent waiting for delayed trains. Constant updates about a vehicle’s condition could help fleet managers plan in real-time, resulting in up to $370 billion in value worldwide including global fuel savings and more efficient maintenance, the report found.
How Information Can Fuel Jobs Illustration by: Yarek Waszul For the past few years, proponents of “government 2.0″ have been trying to liberate public data. Their argument goes like this: Our governments collect tons of information about everyday life—crime, health, economics, weather.
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L’insoutenable légèreté du PS sur l’Internet et l'Open data Dans un entretien «exclusif» avec le site 01net intitulé «le PS précise sa vision du numérique», Fleur Pellerin, en charge de l’économie numérique pour François Hollande, se livre à un exercice de réécriture mensongère de l’histoire en matière de politique numérique.
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