What is Open Data?
Open Data is a form of providing the data to public people in a transparent, useful way and compliant with standards and laws manner. Open Data portals are widely used in the world, being an accessible way of communicating with the public. In Poland, the pioneer in this field is the Ministry of Digitization, which already uses this type of the system (danepubliczne.gov.pl).
Creation of Open Data portal refers to the Public Data Opening Program which currently being implemented by the Ministry of Digitization, addressed to all public administration units.
The idea of sharing the data with public people through the Internet using Open Data portals is in line with the guidelines of the European Commission - Directive 2013/37/EU. It also fits into the strategy of the Polish State, supporting the implementation of the objectives resulting from legal regulations regarding the extension of access to public data.
Open Data portals impact positively on building social initiatives. They fit in with the idea of an open city that is friendly to the inhabitants and tourists. Open data is one of the basic elements of democracy, based on transparency and social participation. They are a promise transparency of the city's operation and better quality of officials' work.
- A big amount of available data
- Interesting format (maps, tables, charts, graphics)
- Data categorization
- Many possibilities data presentation
- Easy to use