Open Data Euskadi is the initiative set up by the regional government of the Basque Autonomous Region (‘Euskadi’) in Spain, in order to organize and publicize its public datasets and information corpuses. A portal that lists all datasets was created in 2010, and its main sections are in the official languages, Basque and Spanish. However, this year 2011 we have created this blog, which will be also updated in English.
This initiative has several goals:
- Improve the administration’s information services efficiency, transparency and inter-operativity.
- Encourage innovation and the re-use of public data by third parties, in order to create value-added services for citizens and organisations.
The blog’s aims connect directly with this latter goal, particularly. We want to inform about good practice and examples of re-use, some of which are not restricted to users in the Basque Country, but more widely, as you can see in these examples at the Euroalert and Wikiloc websites.
The blog is open to comment, there’s a form to contact, and you can follow our RSS feeds, the e-mail bulletin, as well as our Twitter account, @OpenDataEuskadi.