France will serve as Lead Chair on the Open Government Partnership steering committee in October 2016

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Putting 'Access' Back into Open and Accessible

France will serve as Lead Chair on the Open Government Partnership steering committee from October 2016. As such, France will host the OGP Summit on December 7, 8 and 9.


The agenda for the Global Summit will be based on an open call for proposals. Proposals you can still vote for. Here's ours:

Putting 'Access' Back into Open and Accessible

Over 60% of datasets hosted on data.gov cannot necessarily be understood and effectively used by a wide range of users. This situation is reflective of a larger problem in Open Data: it is still limited to users with advanced technical skills. If only a small group with technical skills can understand data when they are published in their raw form, can such data be considered 'open'?

We believe it is time to bring 'Access' Back into Open and Accessible. Want to know more about our plan?

Check out our proposal and vote for it!


Traffic Data at the Service of Cities

 

Gathering a massive amount of data (or big data) is good. Being able to process and to use them in a relevant way is even better. Citilog, a specialist in optimizing transportation based on image processing, brought its skills together with those of OpenDataSoft.

The result: a user-friendly turnkey solution meeting the new needs of the digital age, especially for smart cities. Éric Toffin, the chief executive of Citilog, told us about his experience.

Read Eric's Interview

Original article: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/france-serve-lead-chair-open-government-partnership-steering-hare?trk=mp-reader-card