Opening up public data, NI and EU

Northern Ireland’s official open data portal launched recently, developed as the public platform under the government’s Open Data Strategy. OpenDataNI is the place to access a wide range of data from public sector organisations.

There are nine topic areas, such as Health, Education, Finance, Environment and agriculture. See NICVA’s article for more background – this also mentions the voluntary sector’s own Detail Data portal, which will link through to the new facility to avoid duplication.

Direct link to OpenDataNI.

European Data Portal

Europe’s first shared data portal has also launched recently, with 34 countries sharing public data sets. As reported in The Guardian (we also saw it on technology news site V3), this is part of a three year, multi-million euro EU open data project, which will also see programmes to support countries in managing open data, as well as fostering the re-use of open data.

European Union Open Data Portal.