Open Data Ground

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Open Data Ground is easly accessible on the Web and it allows to organize and display data about public sector free of charges, without using human resources and infrastructures. Through a web panel you can comfortably upload and download data (in any format), let them researchable (by selecting metadata) and automatically convert them in open formats, like RDF, XML and CSV.

Overview

Applied Semantic Technologies and Open Data Standards are put in service of citizens and public authorities, with the aim of moving people to institutions they are represented by.

Working with Open Data means making possible to citizens the free data access to know services, goods and investments management. Data are a public good because they let us being aware of how the public spending is managed, evaluating the services used on daily basis, knowing which common goods are accessible. Also they give the opportunity to users to take part in the activities of public management and, doing that, open data allows the alliance between the citizen and the government.

Exhibiting data does not mean just to inform people but, most of all, it means to show the goals of a concrete work aiming to the social activity improvement.

The management activity is charged to Evodevo and the authority user can manage the service through a web panel  (by using any browser like Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, …). Open Data Ground does not need any software installation, any server purchase and any requirement of maintenance and data backup.

The application allows to convert automatically data in open formats for the publication, making them displayed, syntactically and semantically indexed for a simplified research, in each original format. Through the panel is possible to enter in the statistical analysis area (about the use of data) where you can find:

  • visualizations count;
  • downloads count;
  • evaluations by users (five stars);
  • researches already done.

Evodevo offers its experience in the Open Data field in every project phases:

  • choice of license;
  • extraction and “cleaning” of data;
  • choice of metadata and cataloging;
  • insertion of geographic metadata;
  • conversion in open format (CSV, XML, RDF);
  • feedback analysis.

Open Data Ground is available also on last generation mobile devices, like tablet and smartphone.

It is really important that all the authorities and public administrations give their contribution to data circulation and to make society more participatory and conscious.