And Data for All: On the Validity and Usefulness of Open Government Data

Wolfgang Radl, Jonatan Skopek, Anton Komendera, Stefan Jäger, Felix Mödritscher

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/KonferenzbandBeitrag in Konferenzband


Open Government Data (OGD) stands for a relatively young trend
to make data that is collected and maintained by state authorities
available for the public. Although various Austrian OGD
initiatives have been started in the last few years, less is known
about the validity and the usefulness of the data offered. Based on
the data-set on Vienna's stock of trees, we address two questions
in this paper. First of all, we examine the quality of the data by
validating it according to knowledge from a related discipline. It
shows that the data-set we used correlates with findings from
meteorology. Then, we explore the usefulness and exploitability
of OGD by describing a concrete scenario in which this data-set
can be supportive for citizens in their everyday life and by
discussing further application areas in which OGD can be
beneficial for different stakeholders and even commercially used.
Titel des SammelwerksProceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management (I-Know 2013)
Herausgeber*innen ACM
VerlagACM Press
Seiten1 - 4
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2013