Tell me how my open data is re-used: Increasing transparency through the open city toolkit

Auriol Degbelo*, Carlos Granell, Sergio Trilles, Devanjan Bhattacharya, Jonas Wissing

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

The Open Data movement has been gaining momentum in recent years, with increasingly many public institutions making their data freely accessible. Despite much data being already open (and more to come), finding information about the actual usage of these open datasets is still a challenge. This chapter introduces two tools of the Open City Toolkit (OCT) that tackle this issue: a tool to increase transparency and interactive guidelines. Interviews with city council employees confirmed the utility of the transparency tool. Both tools can be used by city councils (for planning purposes) and by users interested to know more about the value of current open datasets (for information purposes).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen Cities | Open Data
Subtitle of host publicationCollaborative Cities in the Information Era
EditorsScott Hawken, Hoon Han, Chris Petit
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9789811366055
ISBN (Print)9789811366048
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • dashboard visualization
  • interactive guidelines
  • Open Data Re-use
  • open government data
  • transparency


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