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Open Data In A Day For Government – Training

When? Friday, 10 June 2016, 9.30am – 5pm Whether you have some knowledge of open data, or are completely new to it, this jargon-free course will enable you to quickly get a 360-degree view of what’s going on with open data around the UK and increase your confidence in working with open data. You will be […]

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 […]

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 […]

ODI Node Network

A New Open Data Culture in Northern Ireland

Open data is data that anyone can access, use and share. In the past 20 years open data has gained in popularity with citizens proclaiming their right to access data and governments around the world increasing the amount of data that they release as ‘open’. Open data has been referred to as the ‘new raw […]

5 March 2016

Who owns our data infrastructure?

Data is the raw material that will help us meet 21st century challenges: to reduce friction in our economy, increase our sustainability and create opportunities to innovate. Our data infrastructure is as important as our physical infrastructure. A strong data infrastructure will increase interoperability and collaboration, efficiency and productivity in public and private sectors, nationally […]

What are ODI Nodes: Creating a global network

The ODI Nodes are an important part of our global network. The last year has seen significant growth: we have welcomed Rio, Devon, Queensland and Athens to the community; our first group of nodes have become ODI registered trainers; our community of nodes have collaborated with us to deliver global projects; and the network is […]