Building an Open Data Ecosystem

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Building an Open Data Ecosystem
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Building an Open Data Ecosystem
Team Organizations Leeds City Council
Open Data Institute Leeds
Community Organizations
Team Leaders invest-leeds@leeds.gov.uk
Participating Municipalities Leeds England
Sectors Data
Status Launched
Last Updated March 1, 2024

Summary

The "Building an Open Data Ecosystem" project in Leeds, United Kingdom aims to foster collaboration and innovation through the development of an open data ecosystem in the city. Led by the Leeds City Council in partnership with the Open Data Institute (ODI) Leeds and community organizations, the project seeks to make government-held data more accessible and encourage data sharing among stakeholders. The project's ultimate goal is to empower individuals, businesses, and communities to utilize open data for driving economic growth, enhancing public services, and fostering civic engagement. The initiative includes the establishment of an online platform, Leeds Data Mill, which serves as a central repository for various datasets and facilitates collaboration and co-creation of solutions that leverage open data. Additionally, the project includes capacity-building activities, workshops, and hackathons to promote data literacy and encourage the development of innovative applications and services using open data.

The "Building an Open Data Ecosystem" project in Leeds, United Kingdom is an ongoing initiative led by the Leeds City Council in collaboration with the Open Data Institute (ODI) Leeds and community organizations. The project aims to develop a thriving open data ecosystem within the city, fostering collaboration, innovation, and transparency.

The key objectives of the project are to make government-held data more accessible and promote data sharing among stakeholders. By doing so, the project aims to empower individuals, businesses, and communities to leverage open data for various purposes, including driving economic growth, enhancing public services, and promoting civic engagement.

Central to the project is the establishment of Leeds Data Mill, an online platform that serves as a central repository for a diverse range of datasets. Leeds Data Mill enables easy access to open data and facilitates collaboration and co-creation among different stakeholders. The platform encourages developers, businesses, and community organizations to utilize the available data to develop innovative solutions and services that address local challenges and opportunities.

In addition to providing access to datasets, the project also includes capacity-building activities such as workshops and hackathons. These initiatives aim to promote data literacy and enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for effectively utilizing open data. By fostering a culture of openness and collaboration, the project seeks to create an environment where individuals and organizations can harness the power of open data to drive positive change.

For more information about the project and to explore the available datasets, you can visit the official website.