open data

Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.

 

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The interactive map of all buildings in the Netherlands that Bert Spaan made in 2013 continues to inspire people.

 

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The DSI4EU consortium presents six special products in the lead up to its final conference.

 

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Principles and values in technology are important. But how do you concretise these into the technology your developing. This is the question of this MeetUp.

 

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It has been a while since we have put all buildings in the Netherlands in an interactive map. The maps can still be ordered in our webshop.

 

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The last years have seen a growing number of DIY policing-apps assisting citizens in solving crimes themselves. Is this a good development?

 

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Marleen Stikker participates in the jury of SODA2018, the third edition of the Dutch Stuiveling Open Data Award.

 

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DSI talks is a series of events that investigates technologies and their ability to solve sustainable challenges.

 

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What if we could share data on our terms to prevent the waste of food, energy or other valuable resources?

 

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Building a 'Commons for Data' Lab is one of the special events at Border Sessions in The Hague on June 16th, hosted by DataCommons and Waag.

 

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On June 21st, Waag hosts a full-day conference at WeMakeThe.City with inspiring keynote speakers, break-out sessions and panel discussion.

 

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Following last year’s successful Data4Food hackathon with UN World Food Programme, DataMission invites you to their next hackathon with Red Cross Netherlands. The hackathon will take place on Saturday 20th May 2017 at Waag in Amsterdam.

 

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Ivonne Jansen-Dings will speak at the Greater Stavanger Impact Week on 25 February 2016, on the topic 'Open Amsterdam - citizen participation, civic engagement and open data'.

 

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Are you looking to meet interesting startups like yourself, talk to people with innovative ideas? Apps for Europe, ODIne and Finodex invite you to join our startup acceleration event to share experiences and find out more about opportunities Europe has to offer. We want to help startups that use or generate open data take the next step, and show the potential of this enormous public resource.

 

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In 2015, FutureEverything celebrates its 20th anniversary. For the last two decades the festival has brought people together to imagine, shape and question the vision of a truly participatory society. A belief in the emancipatory and creative potential of new technologies runs throughout digital culture. It is found both in the open source community, and in the rhetoric Silicon Valley startups. Today the contradictions in this vision have come to the surface.

 

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Apps for Europe invites you to apply for the first Business Lounge event on 29 June at an Open State Foundation hackathon that will take place at the City Council of Amsterdam

 

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Frank Kresin will participate in a session at OKFestival 2014 on July 16th called Transparent Cities - creating a shared framework for city governments to use data and technology to be more open, transparent and participatory.

 

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Frank Kresin (Research Director, Waag) will give a keynote at the API Strategy & Practice Conference on 28 March 2014.

 

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Intertraffic Amsterdam is a four day, international trade fair for infrastructure, ITS traffic management, safety and parking. Marleen Stikker will talk at the event about the subject ‘Open Data: a boost for smart mobility devices?’

 

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Developer Bert Spaan of Waag will give a presentation on CitySDK at Hackathonist.

 

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Marleen Stikker is participating in the Open Cities and Smart Citizens session at the Open Governance Partnership conference in London on Friday, November 1, 2013.

 

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At the Open Knowledge Conference (OK Con) in Geneve, the Code for Europe fellows will demonstrate their final results. And the call for new fellows for the period 2013/2014 will be launched.

 

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4-02-2018

Re:publica 13

Katalin Gallyas (City of Amsterdam) will speak at a session called 'How Cities can foster innovation with apps and Open Data' at the Re:publica 13 conference in Berlin on 8 May 2013.

 

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During Nuit Blanche on 28 September 2013, Waag lets you tell your personal story. Create your own graphic of important places (like the places you visited), and let it lasercut in earrings by Fablab Amsterdam, or print it on a T-shirt. In the meanwhile we will fill the old weigh house with music.

 

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Amsterdam joins with Scottish local authorities to show the way for council services. At an event in Edinburgh on 31 May 2013, representatives of the City of Amsterdam will join Scottish Councils to show the potential of using data held by local authorities to create new web and app based services for local people.

 

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Tada! Data. They are a promise for life in the city. With data we can tackle major problems.

 

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The Amsterdam Economic Board, the City of Amsterdam and Waag are calling all partners that contribute to the digital city to sign the manifesto ‘Tada - Duidelijk over data’ ('Clear about data') and to take steps to implement the measures proposed.

 

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From 25-26 September, ARITHMUS, in collaboration with facilitators from the Waag, are conducting a collaborative workshop Citizen Data and Official Statistics.

 

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Ivonne Jansen-Dings of Waag speaks at the 'Landschaptriënnale' at the session 'Open Landschap | Open Data'. This event is Dutch spoken.

 

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On Friday 9 June a new edition of the Accountability Hack will take place. Waag will form a team to participate in this hackathon.

 

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Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world.

 

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Frank Kresin looks ahead to 2017, that brings new challenges and opportunities and a new job for him at the University of Twente, managing the newly founded DesignLab.

 

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Marleen Stikker will speak on 12 December at the How Open? Festival in Utrecht. This festival is organized by 'Open Overheid' (Open Government).

 

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Waag developed a Dutch toolkit to organize an open data expedition with participants. The toolkit provides a three-step guide and all the downloadable files needed to organise a data expedition are included.

 

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On Friday 11 November, parents, pupils, teachers, school leaders and data experts gathered in small groups to search for connections and stories in publicly available data for education in The Netherlands. The same night, developers started to work on the best idea to make a visualisation or a concept for an application.

 

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This hackathon is organized by the ministry of Education and Waag to improve the representation of educational data in The Netherlands. The information is in Dutch only.

 

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Together with the ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Waag organises a day focused on all the possibilities of open data for (Dutch) education.

 

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Pupils, their parents, teachers and school management all need access to relevant and structured information about their form of education.

 

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User-friendly technology is helping drivers of electric cars to efficiently share charging points around the country. Social Charging is a free app, offering a new solution to the problem that there are not enough charging points available, while some may be unnecessarily kept occupied.

 

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Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.

 

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Ivonne Jansen-Dings of Waag is one of the speakers at 'De keuze voor een Smart City' (the choice for a Smart City) on 29 February at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.

 

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Everyone can participate in an online initiative to connect 5.000 old maps of Amsterdam to their geographical coordinates. This has partly emerged from the Heritage and Location project in which Waag participates.

 

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On Tuesday 1 September 2015 the Amsterdam Economic Board organizes a meeting at the Waag about Open and Big data. This meeting is part of the 'MRA (Metropoolregio Amsterdam) on tour' program.

 

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Het project Transparant Nederland gaat de bestuurlijke macht in Nederland inzichtelijk maken op basis van (open) data.

 

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The theme of the Open Data Estafette on 6 November in The Hague is Smart Cities. Marleen Stikker speaks about the role of citizens and the importance of open and fair technology for the city: Fair Meter, the City Dashboard, Smart Citizen Kit and City Service Development Kit.

 

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The Open Data Institute will celebrate innovation and excellence for the ways in which open data are used and published during the Open Data Awards.

 

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Waag has made a guide, that bundles all the lessons learned from the first edition op the European open data competition.

 

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On behalf of Waag Ivonne Jansen-Dings and Frank Kresin traveled to Berlin for the Open Knowledge Festival 2014, where they organized two sessions and a fringe event. As a representative of several EU projects, but also to connect with other advocates of an open society. Below an impression by Ivonne. About applause for Neelie Kroes, Google hoaxes and the movement of technology towards the social domain.

 

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During the Open Data FWD Challenge, Department of Infrastructure, Traffic & Transportation (DIVV) and Waag searched for solutions to specific urban issues that use, improve or enrich open data. They will be supported with a money prize to realize their applications.

 

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At the Smart City Conference in May 2014, a beta version of the City Dashboard was presented, that showed realtime data from the city.

 

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After some successful open data contests, it was time to develop our own app with open data, following our own ‘users as designers’ methodology.

 

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Three different expert theme owners in the category Bike, Parking and Public Transport share their thoughts about which elements they wish to see during the pitches of the finalists.

 

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On February 13th, the kick-off of the public transport open data challenge took place. An interview withJoost van Os.

 

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Within the context of the Open Data FWD challenge, Waag had organized an event in collaboration with the City Utrecht and the Digital City Agenda, Green City.

 

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How can you make traveling from A to B more easy and fun for all kind of travelers by bike, train or public transport? For lots of programmers this is a relevant question. Open data plays an important role in this challenge.

 

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Following a successful event at FutureEverything, we can now announce the winners of the International Business Lounge 2014: BikeCityGuide and Nostalgeo.

 

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Apps for Europe at FutureEverything in Manchester. As part of our aims, we have been on the lookout for the very best open data applications in Europe: apps, algorithms, platforms or services.

 

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Who will help the government to map cyclists movement or to come up with a solution for bicycle traffic jams, unsafe intersections and annoying broken bicycles on the street? Who helps motorists who want to find a parking spot? Which concept provides travellers with relevant information about their routes, delays or diversions? We will find out at the final event of the challenge Open Data FWD.

 

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How can you make data understandable through visualization? Expert Elizabeth Turner shared her thoughts with us during the kick-off of Open Data FWD.

 

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The man behind the open data consultancy agency Conveyal, Andrew Byrd, tells about his vision of mobility during the Open Data FWD kick-off event. Mobility issues are increasing more and more, especially in the downtown areas.

 

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FutureEverything returns in March 2014, with a two day conference, world premières of participatory artworks, and a city-wide programme of innovative live music. Waag will participate with the projects Apps for Europe, Smart CitySDK and the workshop Bio Strike.

 

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The ten finalists of the European app contest Apps for Europe have been announced. This selection of open data business cases will showcase at the International Business Lounge during FutureEverything in Manchester 31st March - 1st April 2014.

 

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The project Open Data FWD is all about accessible cities through open data. The main results of the kick-off event can be found here.

 

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The third National Congress Open Data will take place on 28 February 2014 at the Town hall of Eindhoven.

 

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Crowded bike racks, dangerous intersections, driving around or ages looking for a parking space for your car or waiting for a bus only to find out that the schedule has changed... Recognizable and irritating situations for many, but also opportunities for improvement! Because new digital concepts or applications can help solve these urban problems. Enter the challenge Open Data FWD.

 

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Online education has the future. But how to monitor students that are not physically present? During the fourth edition of Students in Motion the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences experimented with the largest virtual class in the world. Eighty coaches co-ordinated more than two thousand first year students with feedback and comments through an online connection.

 

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Data models, ontologies, thesauri and vocabularies: all attemps to systematically arrange the knowledge of our world. The importance of these systems increases exponentially now that databases are opened, shared and linked.

 

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26-11-2013

PiLOD Meeting

Meeting on 19 May 2014 of PiLOD (Platform implementation Linked Open Data) within the framework of the project CItySDK at the Waag in Amsterdam.

 

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Open data can lead to new products. Design boutique Slow Factory took advantage of NASA’s publicly-available satellite and telescopes data and created a collection of wearable fashion featuring prints of space explosions and satellite images.

 

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On 13 February 2014, Waag and the DIVV Amsterdam will kick off the project Open Data FWD. In this project, we want to connect concrete urban issues concerning mobility with digital solutions.

 

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30-10-2013

Open Data FWD

Open Data FWD is a project of the Department of Infrastructure, Traffic & Transportation (DIVV) and Waag. With Open Data FWD, we aim to make even more mobility data available. In the project we want to find out, together with other cities, how can we can co forward with the data and how we can connect urban issues to actual solutions.

 

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As part of the Smart CitySDK project and to demonstrate the power of the open data platform, we developed an interactive map of all buildings in The Netherlands.

 

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Waag and Kennisland organized the seminar ‘The Future of Open’. At this seminar, experts from various backgrounds discussed the future of Creative Commons and ‘open’ in the Netherlands.

 

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A new study shows that the app economy, including apps running on smartphones and tablets, has contributed nearly 800,000 jobs to the EU economy in just five years.

 

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The Open Data NEXT congress in The Hague was 'sold out' within days after its announcement. The annual congress, organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs does give us a dood overview of the current position of Open data and the government.

 

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On 22 February 2014, the International Open Data Day will be held again. At this day, the aim is to bring together teams in the 38 largest cities of The Netherlands to join the Dutch open data community of developers, designers, entrepreneurs, citizens and organisations.

 

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With Arts Tonight, we want to make up-to-date event data on shows and cultural events accessible for potential visitors. It would make push notifications possible to people that own a smartphone and are looking for 'something fun' to do that night in the city. Arts Holland invites you to participate in a series of meetings in the coming period.

 

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Why did Waag develop the CitySDK? Governments are producing lots of information and this data is no mostly open for wider application. From city councils to national governments and the European Union: they all produce an enormous diversity of data. All of them with their own targets and means, from every specific part of the society.

 

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On 27 September 2013, the Open Data NEXT conference will take place in Utrecht. With keynote by (amongst others) Steven Pemberton (CWI) and Marleen Stikker (Waag).

 

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Waag was present with the Smart CitySDK project at the OpenStreetMap conference 'State of the Map' this year. The event was held from 6-8 September 2013 in Birmingham, UK. Bert Spaan, known as the developer of the map of all buildings in the Netherlands, sproke at the conference.

 

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The City of Istanbul has installed the CitySDK API and seized the moment to release new datasets.

 

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The Dutch book 'De toekomst is open' (The future is open) is about the research and use of open data in Rotterdam, where the municipality has made available datasets (in the Rotterdam Open Data Store) to experiment with.

 

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Open data, DIY-biology, 3D-printing or digital fabrication: trends that cause us to ask ourselves new questions. For example about authorship, ownership or responsibility. What does our world look like if everbody is a producer? And what if all the information is available and usable by everybody? During ‘The future of Open’ on September 25, we will take a closer look at these questions.

 

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Amsterdam wants to present itself as a leader in the field of open data, but to use open data optimally they should really be open: searchable, real time and editable.

 

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For our project Apps for Europe, Marleen Stikker spoke with Eurocommissionar Neelie Kroes about open data, the new European legislation regarding this topic and opportunities that releasing information creates.

 

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Waag has developed the CitySDK open API, together with the City of Amsterdam. In the API, several data sets are linked (static and realtime), connected to the Open Street Map.

 

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Hack de Overheid will organize hackathon in the Stopera in Amsterdam on June 29. And you will find Waag at the event with the CitySDK API, the Apps for Europe Business Lounge and the Apps for Amsterdam Startup Corner.

 

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From the European Open Cities project a new challenge has started to build apps that help cities manage their challenges related to tourism, titled Open Data Tourism Hack at home. It brings together two important themes of the smart city - open data and sensor networks - and uses them to help European cities find new ways to manage the big challenges and benefits of tourism today.

 

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Meester App is a contest in which we are looking for the best educational ideas and apps. During this event everyone is welcome to get involved in workshops and presentations on developing and evaluating successful apps.

 

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Within the project Smart CitySDK, a toolkit was created that allows developers to easily built digital services using Open Data Mobility. During the upcoming Waag Open Space, you can be the first to test this API and discuss its functionalities.

 

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On the 28th of March 2013, the three Code for Europe fellows that are working on challenges for Amsterdam, will demonstrate what they have achieved so far. How close are they to solving the challenges that they started working on a couple of months ago?

 

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ePSI Platform published a report called 'Innovation Contests for Open Data Re-use', written by Antti Poikala en Frank Kresin (Waag). It can be downloaded under a Creative Commons Attribute license.

 

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Waag and OKFN Netherlands opened the Waag building on February 23rd for the International Open Data Day. With over a 100 cities participating, we decided to tackle the Open Data Census, Open Spending in the Netherlands and Datavisualisation within City SDK. We were happy to welcome a lot of participants, who talked about realtime data, linked data, data journalism, open NGO data and much more!

 

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12-02-2013

Open Data Day

Better tools. More data. Bigger Fun. The 2013 Open Data Day was held on February 23rd. The last year has seen open data continue to gain traction around the world with new open data catalogs launched in Europe, North America and Africa and more data than ever available from organizations like the World Bank. What interesting things we can do with it?

 

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The first meeting for the World Smart Capital program of this year will take place in Amsterdam, from 14 till 16 February. A number of cities are invited to attend this Partner City Meeting to discuss their participation and experiences in the various pilot projects.

 

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On February 6th, 2013 the first copy of the book 'Nederland Opent' was handed out to His Royal Highness prince Constantijn der Nederlanden. This book, written by Carlien Roodink, describes the background of the project and puts open data in a historical perspective. The main part of the book is reserved for fifty stories written by people who have worked with open data in practice.

 

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On Open Data Day people in cities around the world come together to write applications, liberate data and create visualizations to encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.

 

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This event is in Dutch. There is no translation available. Het Ministerie van Economische Zaken, de Digitale Steden Agenda, de G32, Stedenlink en de G4 organiseren gemeenschappelijk een bijeenkomst waarin de stand van zaken wordt doorgenomen rondom de Digitale Agenda op Europees, nationaal en lokaal niveau.

 

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To conclude the project 'Nederland Opent Data' (Netherlands Opens Data), a book was published at the beginning of 2013, written by Carlien Roodink.

 

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Our C4EU fellows arrived last week on January 14. For the project Code4EU, they will work on three challenges that the city of Amsterdam has mapped for them.

 

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The 'Reisradar App', developed by a team of Waag is nominated for further development within the 'Ontwijk de File'.

 

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The City of Amsterdam welcomes Ohyoon Kwon, Piotr Steininger and Giovanni Maggini as fellows for the Code4EU project. The coming nine months they will be working on innovative and smart apps that change the way governments work for their citizens.

 

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Big, Open & Beautiful was a series of Waag and Pakhuis de Zwijger on open data, big data and the possibilities of visualising data.

 

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Thursday December 13th, the winners of the Apps On competition were announced. In the contest participants competed for the prize for the best app for higher education or research. SURFnet and Waag organized this competition for the first time this year to stimulate the development of mobile apps

 

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‘Visualize the City’ is a new series of Waag and Pakhuis de Zwijger on open data, big data and the possibilities of visualizing data. In this series, the city is a central element.



 

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In the past week, the first Open Data Dialogue took place, organized by our partner in the Open Cities and Commons4EU projects, Fraunhofer-Focus. After they developed a German Open Data portal, they asked the international open data community to discuss innovative business models based on open data and the added value of new services.

 

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The city of Antwerp organizes a hackaton on 8 December to finalize the first edition of the Apps for Antwerp contest. During this event, Ivonne Jansen-Dings will talk about the impact of Open Data on society.

 

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The Open Innovation festival in Amsterdam kicked off on 26 November with the soft launch of openinnovationamsterdam.com. This new website will inform you on the innovation projects of the City of Amsterdam, among which are the so-called City Challenges. These challenges will soon appear on the website, but were presented today at the C4EU City Challenge Pitch.

 

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The importance of good apps in higher education and research practice is growing. With the competition Apps On, SURFnet and Waag want to stimulate the development of these apps. On December 13th, we will host the award ceremony.

 

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The City of Amsterdam has won the first prize at the World Smart City Awards 2012 in Barcelona, with the open data program of DIVV.

 

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Pakhuis de Zwijger turned purple for a night. App developers and officials shook hands and the comment "All those bike apps make me hungry!" was heard.

 

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On 7 November the prizes were awarded to the app developers who participated in the second Apps for Amsterdam contest. Apps like the anti-safetyapp Makkie Klauwe, trash routes and marketplace Fijnvuil and Parkshark API, an API with parking info that is free to use received prizes in a crowded Pakhuis de Zwijger.

 

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We published a workbook on Open Data made for the Province Noord-Holland as an 'open domain' publication. This workbook is only available in Dutch.

 

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BlindSquare, an augmented reality app that uses audio technology and crowd-sourced open data to help visually-impaired people move around and get the most out of their cities, won the first prize of the Open Cities App Challenge.

 

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On Thursday 1 November, the hackaton for all the (future) participants of the competition Apps On takes place. During this event, you can attend workshops and question experts about developing an app.

 

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The award ceremony of Apps for Amsterdam will take place on November 7 in Pakhuis de Zwijger. Speakers are arranged “as we speak” and we will hand out prizes with a total value of 25.000, – Euro. Block this date in your agenda.

 

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For the contest Apps On SURFnet organizes a workshop about data for education and apps. Information about this workshop is only available in Dutch.

 

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As part of our Apps On competition a Mobile Learning meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 11. In the Medialab of the Open University, different educational scenarios and mobile applications will be discussed in interactive sessions.

 

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What does the future of Open Data look like? And what are factors for successful applications?

 

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Waag stood to the cradle of Apps for Amsterdam, Apps for Noord-Holland and Apps for the Netherlands, and soon the contest Apps voor Europe will start.

 

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The project Smart City SDK brings European datasets and the development community together. This became clear at the OK Festival in Helsinki, where projectleader Job Spiering represented Waag. And where he met up with partner cities Manchester, Barcelona and Helsinki.

 

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31-08-2012

Apps On

The importance of good apps in higher education and research practice is growing. With the competition Apps On, SURFnet and Waag stimulate the development of these apps.

 

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As part of the contest Apps for Amsterdam, we are organizing an 'Open Data Bootcamp' on 28 September the Waag (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam).

 

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On July 30th, 2012 we organised a workshop to gather new insights in people’s mobility needs. A group of Amsterdam’s inhabitants was invited to share their experiences and inspire us. Their input was used to define the requirements for meeting the user’s needs within the mobility domain. The workshop was meant to be able to extract the universal user’s needs and not to provide the complete picture of users’ experiences.

 

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On 22 August 2012, I gave a presentation about Open Cities (and Apps voor Amsterdam) at the Campus Party in Berlin. Campus Party exists since 1997 and has grown into a large festival where thousands of hackers, developers, startups and geeks. The travelling event this year took the former airport Berlin-Tempelhof as it's residence for the many tents of the Campuseros and ten stages. It offered keynotes by Paul Coello, Tim Berners-Lee, Don Tapscott en Yossi Vardi.

 

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SURFnet and Waag are organizing a competition focussed on apps for higher education and research. On August 15th, the contest starts at SURFnet in Utrecht.

 

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On Saturday 16 June 2012 the second edition Apps for Amsterdam was launched, in which contest developers not only have a chance to win great prizes with their newly developed applications, but also the opportunity to develop them further to get them on the market. The newspaper Het Parool covered Apps for Amsterdam in an article written by Saskia Naafs on the opening day of the contest.

 

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On Monday 4 June 2012, within the framework of Apps for Amsterdam, an Waag Open Space was held at the Waag in Amsterdam. About 60 developers and entrepreneurs came together to discuss 'Apps and Business'.

 

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8-06-2012

Smart CitySDK

The project Smart CitySDK aimed to define services that can help open up data in the fields of Participation, Mobility and Tourism in various cities in Europe. Within this project, Waag was responsible for the domain Mobility.

 

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Saturday 16 June will mark the start of the second edition of the Apps for Amsterdam contest during a hackathon.

 

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Appsterdam @ Waag Open Space is een inspirerende avond voor app-ontwikkelaars en ontwerpers. Een avond om elkaar te ontmoeten, je netwerk uit te breiden en ideeën en kennis uit te wisselen. De co-host van deze avond is Apps for Amsterdam, de open data wedstrijd voor app-ontwikkelaars. Hun inbreng op de avond draait om Apps & business modellen: een thema dat nauw verwant is aan de focus van de contest dit jaar: duurzame ontwikkeling en implementatie van apps.

 

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The Open Cities App Challenge brings together two important themes of the smart city: open data and sensor networks. As part of the Open Cities project the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS and the University Pompeu Fabra have created a data platform for developers to create services based on the data, which the cities provide.

 

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A simple animation to explain what Linked Open Data is and why it's such a good thing.

 

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The second edition of ‘Apps for Amsterdam’ is coming and Waag organized a brainstorm session with Open Data 'evangelists' from Amsterdam on 30 March 2012 at the Waag. A report (in Dutch).

 

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26-03-2012

Commons4EU

Cities face a scenario characterized by shrinking budgets, increasing demands of services from their citizens and the need to reinvent themselves in their quest to become Smart Cities.

 

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On 19 March 2012 at Waag Open Space, we were discussing how open data is progressing and what the plans for developer events in 2012 are.

 

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8-03-2012

Arts Holland

Arts Holland was a cooperation between The Netherlands Board of Tourism (NTBC), Nederlands Uitburo (NUB) and Waag in the field of culture and tourism.

 

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Apps voor Nederland (Apps for The Netherlands) was the first national contest that was aimed at creating new applications with open data of the Dutch government.

 

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8-03-2012

Open Cities

Open Cities was a project of six major European cities: Helsinki, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and Barcelona.

 

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Apps for Amsterdam was an initiative to make accessible as much data of Amsterdam as possible. Developers are invited to send in their applications that use available information of the (local) government.

 

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The winners of the national Dutch contest to develop applications with open data of the government, Apps voor Nederland (Apps for The Netherlands) are: Vistory (Gold), 10.000 Schools (Silver), Sola (Bronze) and Hoge Nood (Public Award).

 

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At the beginning of 2011, Waag organized the first 'Apps contest' in The Netherlands, called 'Apps for Amsterdam'. We published a report on the contest titled 'Apps for Amsterdam, a city opening up' (pdf), giving the results, stats and lessons learned.

 

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The winners of the Apps for Amsterdam contest in 2011 were: Energielabel App, OCO Scholenzoeker and 178 x Amsterdam.