(a.k.a. open data 1)
This project ran between June 2012 to January 2013 by support from VINNOVA and was a collaboration between Media Evolution (project manager), the Chamber of Commerce in Southern Sweden, BTH Innovation and Lund University Internet Institute.
The purpose was to identify methodological challenges in the open data process, and to organize and make available data sets, of public organizations in Skåne and Blekinge to enable innovation in the tourism industry. A general framework of work procedures are documented. In this project, Tourism in Skåne, Skånetrafiken, Malmö Culture, Visit Blekinge and Blekingetrafiken was interviewed in order to understand how to make available data in these organizations.
The most important outcome was the general framework displaying methodological and other challenges. This was presented as a report that can be freely downloaded here [pdf. It’s in Swedish]. Further presentations were held in Malmö [March, 2013] and the round-table in Helsingborg [May, 2013].
Various types of barriers were identified as requiring special handling such as decision powers within the organization, the right to make available data, identification and prioritization of data and how the opening of data is most easily done. Initially required work to create political support to enable work at official level in the organizations. Read more about the report here.
In this project we outlined the need for a legally focused project on creating solutions for open data. Lund University Internet Institute managed a subsequent project dealing with this, outlining a data policy and an open license for governmental authorities.