Open Data Licence Change

creative_commonsThe definition of open data by Open Knowledge Foundation  states: “A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike”.

The Dublinked Open Data Portal for the Dublin Region provides the platform for the publication of open data for the four Dublin Local Authorities.

Dublinked welcomes the publication of the Open Data Licences policy paper[1] by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the subsequent public consultation which recommends the use of more open licences such as the Creative Commons Licence, which is the licence used by the new national open data platform data.gov.ie. Continue reading “Open Data Licence Change”

Dublinked User Survey

user_survey_infographic_updatedIn July of this year we circulated a user survey to our network members via our mailing list, website and social media platforms. The aim of the survey was to

1) Determine how, when and where our members access digital content and Dublinked

2) Identify areas of the website and datastore for improvement

3) Receive feedback on areas for future events and challenges. Continue reading “Dublinked User Survey”

Data.gov.ie launch in Dublin

On a sweltering hot June 30th, in the almost tropical environs atrium of the Department of Justice on St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform officially launched their new improved national datastore data.gov.ie.  Dublinked were just one of a wide range of people and organisations from across the public, business, research and community sectors that attended the event, which is this latest step on the road towards making data held by public bodies more easily accessible online for others to reuse and share. Continue reading “Data.gov.ie launch in Dublin”

Open Data Strategy for Ireland Submission 2014

As part of the public consultation process in respect of the development of a national Open Data Strategy for Ireland, Dublinked made a submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in September 2014. Continue reading “Open Data Strategy for Ireland Submission 2014”

Dublin Road Quality Visualisation- Overall Winner of Dublinked Data Visualisation Competition 2014

The web application, Dublin Road Quality Visualisation, uses data provided by www.fixyourstreet.ie to visualize reports submitted by people in Dublin about issues they are having with roads in their areas, was voted overall winner by judging panel of Dublinked Data Visualisation Competition. Continue reading “Dublin Road Quality Visualisation- Overall Winner of Dublinked Data Visualisation Competition 2014”

Launch of Dublinked Data Visualisation Competition – €2,000 in prizes to be won!

Over 50 people attended launch of Dublinked Data Visualisation Competition held on 19th March in NUI Maynooth. Presentations on the day included Andy Kirk (VisualisingData), Oliver Mooney (GetBulb), Eoghan McCarthy (AIRO) and Dominic Byrne (Fingal County Council and Dublinked).  With a prize fund of €2,000 the Dublinked Data Visualisation challenges all to explore Dublin’s data via Dublinked Datastore and create visualisation. Prize awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in design category, student award and recognition award for larger company.  Competition will close to entries at midday on Thursday 7th of May – Best of Luck! Continue reading “Launch of Dublinked Data Visualisation Competition – €2,000 in prizes to be won!”

Transport & Real Time Passenger Information API DubMeet

To kickstart our DubMeets series we held an event to enable Dublinked users and interested parties  of the Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) API to meet.

The Real Time Passenger Information API is available via the Dublinked Datastore and is one of the top downloaded datasets by users.  This meetup provided those interested in the RTPI API to come together, network, share ideas and experiences and showcase their application of the data. Continue reading “Transport & Real Time Passenger Information API DubMeet”

Visualise 50,000 Dublin Bus GPS Traces

Visualise 50,000 Dublin Bus GPS traces – Visualisation – http://cdb.io/1g87nwy Post by Colin Broderick

This is a short post to detail how you can produce a time series visualisation like the one above using data from Dublinked and CartoDB.

The Dataset

Dublin City Council and Dublin Bus have made available a dataset through Dublinked which contains a single month’s worth of Dublin Bus GPS traces.  Continue reading “Visualise 50,000 Dublin Bus GPS Traces”