projects

EWI
Open Data Platform voor Vlaanderen
01/01/2013 - 30/06/2014
Has been initialized

Open data are non-personal data and datasets, disclosed by the government and the private sector, that can be used, reused and redistributed by anyone. By ‘linking’ and combining these datasets, data can be enriched and new knowledge can be created. In that way, ‘linked open data’ can result not only in a higher level of transparency and citizen participation but also in economic growth, innovation and better public service. However, disclosing ‘open data’ is often regarded as a too technical, complex and time-consuming task. In order to lower these barriers and to stimulate (linked) open data, this project will develop a platform that facilitates and automates the disclosure, publication, re-use and linking of data for everyone.

The EWI (Linked) Open Data Project is commissioned by the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.