Date Published: May 15, 2018, 7:35 p.m.
he Open Data Guide is a document which objective is to familiarize citizens and administrations in the Open Data world and offer a set of tools to develop data entry projects in an easy and simple way. The Guide is born out of the collaboration of public administrations, universities, companies, associations that encourage the reuse of information, foundations and consultants.
The Open Data Guide is intended for any Local Public Administration, that is to say, all cities.
Start: November 2016
The official presentation of the Guide was July 5, 2017.
Currently the 20 datasets to be published are being revised to increase them. An executive summary of the guide will also be made to translate it into English as well as the minimum datasets to be published.
The Open Data Guide is a document that aims to explain what open data is and how to perform an Open Data project in cities: strategy, resources needed, technology to be applied, sets to publish, evaluation, etc.
500 copies were printed and distributed among the partners of the Network of Local Entities for Transparency and Citizen Participation and published for download on the Internet at:
The Guide has been presented at different conferences, seminars and events related to open data, including:
Evaluation of the 20 sets of data published by the 20 cities that have data portals open in Spain's open data portal http://datos.gob.es
Nº of datasets
Without doubt, the publication of the Guide has been well received in Spanish cities that had not yet developed Open Data projects.
Almost a year after its publication, it is time to evaluate the impact of the guide and datasets published by the main Spanish local administrations.
More than 60 cities have published at least one set of data that are proposed in the Guide. 18 cities have published more than 10 sets of data highlighting Madrid, Barcelona, Vitoria and Zaragoza with more than 15 sets of the 20 that are recommended.
Now is the time to continue disseminating experiences in Spain and abroad to enable other cities to publish equal data sets to encourage the re-use of information and the boom of the infomediary sector.
More information on the different channels of the Network of Local Entities for Transparency and Citizen Participation: