Thank you very much for your participation, discussion, insights and the presentations in this second edition of #OD4OC. The final report will be available soon.
Cities are the hubs of innovation driving the economic development of the world. The explosive growth of cities and the rapid expansion of broadband and data are intersecting at a time when the world faces serious challenges to achieving more sustainable development. Cities now have an essential role to play in national and local open data initiatives. However, are cities ready to move forward regarding open data? Are user requirements taken into consideration in open data strategy? How are open data being used to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable? Which are the best practice examples to follow?
This second edition of the OD4OC workshop has a broad agenda that will guide you in how to use open geospatial data, organized around policy goals to design data-driven initiatives in communities. The workshop features two key speakers, Cosmina Radu from the European Data Portal, who will present insights from recent reports on the future of open data portals, economic benefits and entrepreneurship of open data; and Andrew Turner from Esri’s development center in Washington DC, who will show examples of open data portals built to meet the needs of citizens.
Four short-papers will be selected from those submitted, to be presented in the workshop. Authors of all accepted workshop papers will be invited to submit full papers to a special issue of the Journal /Information/ of MDPI with a submission deadline of 1st September 2018. Finally, one portion of the workshop will be dedicated to lead a brief discussion over the reusability of open geographic data, and some examples of the applicability of spatial analysis using open data from Eurostat to develop indicators to measure the sustainability of cities in Europe.
The pre-conference workshop will be held at the 21st AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Lund, 12 June 2018.
We invite all who want to be a part of a discussion on the real impact of Open Data in cities and the reuse of open data through spatial analysis to present their works, position papers, demos, or prototypes in our workshop.
This workshop is a part of the GEO-C ( Enabling Open Cities) project which is a joint European project between three universities; NOVA Information Management School in Portugal, Universitat Jaume I in Spain and the Institute for Geoinformatics in Munster, Germany.