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Open Data Day

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Now is the time to be more open. With most crisis created by secretive information becoming public, we advocate making as much information public and transparent as possible – starting with tourism and conservation info.

Open Data Day – http://opendataday.org – is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the seventh time in history, groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society. All outputs are open for everyone to use and re-use.

For Open Data Day 2017, things are being taken up a notch. The focus this year will be on four key areas that we believe open data can solve.

  • Open research data
  • Tracking public money flows
  • Open data for environment
  • Open data for human rights

This year, Open knowledge International has helped to build the Open Data Day website and is giving mini grants with SPARC and HIVOS to help and get events up and running. Anyone can contribute to Open Data Day either by using the list or contribute to the GitHub repo. This is a real bottom-up initiative that is coordinated on this mailing list.

Hashtag:  #OpenDataDay!


What are examples of open data in travel and tourism?

What are examples of open data in environmental conservation?

What are examples of open data in parks and protected areas?

The date for Open Data Day changes from year to year. When is the next Open Data Day?

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March 27-31 Open Education Week 2017 #openeducationwk

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