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5 things I learned at the ODI Open Data Leaders Network

I recently took part in the  Open data Leaders Network (ODLN) in the ODI offices in London, representing the Dublinked Open data portal for Dublin, Ireland.  This was a very intensive but inspiring week of training, networking and ideas exchange with leaders of government open data initiatives from around the world, from other cities and regions like Aragon in Spain, Jakarta and Sao Paulo and national leaders from India, Burkina Faso, Ukraine, Serbia and Italy.

brainstorming ideas to promote open data

We had a packed itinerary of workshops and sessions to share the latest thinking in open data, help us troubleshoot technical issues and common problems and how best to maximise impact and share stories of success.  We also had meetings with leading open data champions like Gavin Starks CEO of ODI and Richard Stirling, formerly of opengov.uk, who shared their experience and lessons with us.  During the visit, I had some initial insights that I will be taking away:
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Smart Technology Solution to help scale up cycling in Dublin

Synopsis:  Information event in Enterprise Ireland offices- Calling all technology developers – come along to this briefing session to gain insight into cycling challenges and opportunities and to further your ideas.

Up to €100,000 seed fund to pilot new cycle ideas

There are a number of sources of data that may inform your cycle solutions.  You can search for cycle data on Dublinked, also visit www.nationaltransport.ie and www.dublincitycycling.ie  for more information.

Presentations from the SBIR Challenge Information Evening

Maria Gavin – Enterprise Ireland

Jamie Cudden – Smart Dublin Manager

Sarah Scannell – Cycling and Walking Promotions Officer

David Timoney – Dublin Cycling Campaign

Pauline Riordan – Dublinked Manager

 Apply for the Challenge Today

 

Smart Technology Solutions to help scale up cycling in Dublin

Seeking smart, innovative and low cost solutions to increase the number of people cycling in Dublin.

The SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Challenge is a joint initiative between Smart Dublin and Enterprise Ireland and is open for applications from 8th March until 3rd May 2016. Successful applicants will be selected by an open competition process run in two phases. The competition is open to any organisation, developers of ICT and software solution providers, universities and service providers.

Find out more on how to apply for the challenge here.

There are a number of sources of data that may inform your cycle solutions.  You can search for cycle data on Dublinked, also visit www.nationaltransport.ie and www.dublincitycycling.ie  for more information.  The Transport for Ireland Cycle Journey Planner is a great source of route information, incorporating ease of use and dublinbikes station locations into recommended cycle routes.

Presentations from the SBIR  Challenge Information Evening:

Maria Gavin – Enterprise Ireland

Jamie Cudden – Smart Dublin Manager

Sarah Scannell – Cycling and Walking Promotions Officer

David Timoney – Dublin Cycling Campaign

Pauline Riordan – Dublinked Manager

Apply for the Challenge Today


Event

Smart Dublin Dublinked re/launch

events-relaunchSynopsis: Come along to the relaunch of Dublinked and launch of Smart Dublin. We will be announcing the detail of an open challenge competition to promote new opportunities for innovation through open data and smart cities. This is a must-attend event for developers, researchers, government, and people who are interested in using open data and technology to solve Dublin challenges. Continue reading “Smart Dublin Dublinked re/launch”

New and improved Dublinked

Cartoon sketch describing Dublinked Driving InnovationWelcome to the new Dublinked site! We’ve been busy over the last few months building our new open source CKAN portal, setting up our new project team and putting the policy in place to take Dublinked to the next level.

Last summer we carried out a survey of Dublinked users to figure out what improvements you wanted to see and this has informed our rebuild of the site.
Pauline Riordan, Dublinked Manager

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Want To Talk About Data?

Dublinked is part of a multi-disciplinary European project, which is building a next generation open data platform to enhance citizen engagement around open data.  We’re working with leading researchers in Salerno, Italy and Insight, Galway to develop new transparency enhancing technology for you to test.

Based on your feedback, we will improve and integrate what works into our new Dublinked platform!

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Real time passenger information (RTPI)

The arrival of real time public transport information has been a game changer for Dubliners. Now you can have that last pint or extra lie-in bed, with the help of a number of mobile apps that can help you make smarter travel decisions by pushing out the latest information and alerts on transport schedules and traffic delays.  Overhead displays at bus stops also tell the traveller exactly when their next bus is due. Continue reading “Real time passenger information (RTPI)”

Build Smart Solutions For Dublin

Take part in transforming the way Dublin solves its biggest challenges including mobility, flooding, environment, energy, as well as better data and communication.Prizes will include access to seed funds, city expertise and tested infrastructure to trial successful proposals.  

Our first challenge is to find new ways to encourage more people to cycle in Dublin, to address safety, security and other barriers to getting people cycling.  

There are a number of sources of data that may inform your cycle solutions.  You can search for cycle data on Dublinked, also visit www.nationaltransport.ie and www.dublincitycycling.ie  for more information.The Transport for Ireland Cycle Journey Planner is a great source of route information, incorporating ease of use and dublinbikes station locations into recommended cycle routes.

Presentations from the SBIR Challenge Information Evening

Maria Gavin – Enterprise Ireland

Jamie Cudden – Smart Dublin Manager

Sarah Scannell – Cycling and Walking Promotions Officer

David Timoney – Dublin Cycling Campaign

Pauline Riordan – Dublinked Manager

Register here for the Challenge


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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”