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Northern Ireland developing into a hotbed of ‘Open Data’ December 12, 2017

From tiny acorns, mighty oaks grow, …. well, that’s very much the aim! Open Data can bring a great many benefits such as accountability, efficiency, enhanced research, and commercial opportunity; albeit it can take time to realise the benefits. Here ...

Reflections on Open Data Camp November 6, 2017

Over the weekend of 21st – 22nd October, the UK Open Data Camp bandwagon rolled into town and ‘pitch’ed up at Queen’s University Belfast’s Computer Science Building.   Open Data Camp is run by a group of extremely enthusiastic volunteers from both the ...

Open Data Make-It Challenge!!! October 2, 2017

    Following on from the success of our last Challenge competition (‘Using Open Data for Education’ – you can read more about the winners here), we’re now giving students the opportunity to take some of the Open Data on OpenDataNI and get creative ...

Open Data Camp is coming to Belfast! August 3, 2017

The fifth UK Open Data Camp is to be held in Belfast on the weekend of 21st and 22nd October 2017 at Queen’s University Belfast, in the Computer Science building.   QUB Computer Science Building This is hugely exciting news for everyone interested in ...

OpenDataNI - stimulating innovation in the world of local education June 19, 2017

Image courtesy of www.jisc.ac.uk/ under a Creative Commons Licence (BY-NC-ND)   The OpenDataNI Challenge for Education was launched in June 2016, challenging participants to use data from the Northern Ireland’s public sector open data portal ...

Northern Ireland makes a splash in the 2016 Global Open Data Index survey! May 16, 2017

Each year, Open Knowledge International, (a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting publication of government open data around the world), conducts an Open Data survey which ranks participating nations and regions around the globe, based on the ...

Data Aggregation & Levels of Geography in NI March 1, 2017

When creating your Suggest a Dataset application it might be worth articulating to the data holder the lowest level of geography you are seeking when the data is being released as open data.  This could be data that is not currently published for ...

Getting the most from OpenDataNI January 20, 2017

OK, so you are already familiar with open data and the many potential benefits it can bring... but how can you extract the most value from OpenDataNI?   OpenDataNI has a number of features designed to help you to: Find datasets of interest amongst the ...

OpenDataNI: The first year December 1, 2016

  The OpenDataNI portal was officially launched on 26th November 2015, to mark this we had a birthday celebration last Friday (25th November 2016) in Belfast City Hall. We had a full house of predominantly public sector staff as we wanted to show to ...

Competition heating up in the OpenDataNI Challenge November 10, 2016

  Launched on 14th June 2016, the “OpenDataNI Challenge – Using Open Data for Education” (jointly funded by the Department of Finance and the Department for the Economy on behalf of the NI Digital Catapult, and supported by Ulster University, CCEA, ...