Open Data Day 2016 – Belfast

ODI Belfast is delighted to host an unconference style event as part of the International Open Data Day. When? Saturday 5 March 2016, 10am to 12.30pm Where? The Dark Horse, Belfast. For directions – see here. Who is it for? Anyone working with or an interest in open data with any technological capability. What is Open Data Day about? Open Data […]

Evening rush hour traffic in Belfast

A green light to fight the traffic

There are a number of ways that open data can improve commuter journeys across the Northern Ireland road network. Last week, road users in and around Belfast were twice caught in rush-hour traffic chaos as a result collisions closing major roads, causing massive tailbacks across the city. We already know from the available traffic counter data that […]

OpenDataNI – a new platform for open government data

The movement towards open data in Northern Ireland has taken a big leap forward in the last week with the launch of OpenDataNI. This data portal has been developed as the platform to deliver open datasets to the public under the Open Data Strategy. It is the one place where a wide range of data […]

Better impacts with open grantfunding data

ODI Belfast recently hosted a networking event at NICVA looking at the potential for grantfunders and charities to improve their impact with open data. For grantmakers, making an positive impact with the funding that they distribute is the number one priority. For applicants, being able to access funding suited to the funder’s requirements forms part delivering successful projects. […]

10 November 2015

Grantfunding and charities – improving impact with open data

Who is it for? Grantfunders, grantseekers, charities, voluntary and community groups, open data practitioners. When 10 November 2015, 2pm – 4pm (Tuesday) Where NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB Booking This is a free event, book here Grantmakers and charities generate large amounts of data through the course of their work, and not just through funding […]

ODI Belfast Launches

ODI Belfast launches

ODI Belfast, a new NICVA project, will work with voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, government, businesses, and citizens across Northern Ireland to drive innovation, boost transparency and bring about social, economic and environmental change. Open data is data that anyone can access, use and share. Described by many as the raw material of the 21st century, there has […]


ODI Belfast launch… at CultureTECH Derry

Date: Thursday, Sept 17 Time: 12pm Venue: Holywell Trust, Bishop Street   Explore the world of open data at the CultureTech Festival in Derry with the launch of ODI Belfast, a Northern Ireland-wide Open Data Institute Node. ODI Belfast is a Learning and Networking Node which aims to contribute to the local and regional development of […]

Smart councils

Cities are a wealth of data. From buildings to bins, trees and parks, streets and buses, business and leisure, there is a continuous stream of information being generated in a multitude of places and formats, all within a concentrated area. With 340,000 people living in the new Belfast council area and an urban area of […]