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OpenStreetMap @ DataDays

OpenKnowledge is what happens when OpenData become useful. MT @zoerobinson1: What is #openknowledge? It’s “what #opendata becomes when it is made useful” @hubwestminster #OPD14 pic.twitter.com/MZgGG4KHjF — Open Knowledge Fdn (@OKFN) January 23, 2014 Some OpenData providers can see this as a reason to import data into OpenStreetMap and its versatile ecosystem of tools and applications. […]

#ddays14, not just a conference hashtag

(If TL;DR: Share the Belgian data you want to see Open with us on Twitter through #ddays14) Most of you who’ve read this blog know about the OpenBelgium event we’re organising during the DataDays conference. And you might already know that we’re communicating about the event and the different sessions through the Twitter hashtag #ddays14. […]

Open Belgium – The Conference

Some of you might have seen the video on the home page about the Open Belgium conference we are organising. So now we want to officially invite all the Open Data ambassadors and enthousiasts to Open Belgium. It is the first day of a three-day conference called Data Days and is organised by OKFN Belgium.  From […]

Welcome to OpenBelgium.be

Although Open Data is a known concept in Belgium for several years, according to the ranking on the Open Data Index, Belgium only ranks 58th out of the 70 registered countries. That’s something we at OKFN Belgium believe can be improved if we all work together. That’s why we revived OpenBelgium.be, a place for all […]

The DataTank: New version, professional support.

The DataTank is taking it to the next level. New version. Professional support. The DataTank is open source software, just like CKAN, Drupal or Elastic Search, which you can use to transform a dataset into an HTTP API. The DataTank has come a long way, since the idea was conceived by Bart van Loon in […]

Data Days – The Hackathon

We have already sent out a Save The Date for Open Belgium, the conference part of Data Days 2014 in Ghent the 17th of February. As part of Data Days (#dd2014), we are also inviting project developers to compete in a hackathon. This is not what you’re used to though… The stakes are high! We […]

OSM Belgium joins OKFN Belgium

The Open Street Map Belgium (OSM Belgium) community is joining the Open Knowledge Foundation Belgium (OKFN Belgium) umbrella. As OSM is now a working group at OKFN Belgium, Ben Abelshausen is joining the board of directors of OKFN Belgium – officially after the next general assembly in February 2014 – to help represent the Open […]

EWI opens up research data!

On October 21st, the 6th edition of Open Access Week kicks off. This global event is a key opportunity to bring open access to the attention of policy makers, public bodies, researchers, funding organisations, and the general public. Open access to scientific information increases the exchange of knowledge, facilitates the finding of new solutions in […]

Apps for Culture

On Saturday September 21, 2013 creative developers can get their hands on open cultural datasets during the co-creation event Apps for Culture. The day consists of a hackathon and a session of datatalks brought to you by some inspiring people sharing their experience with open data in/and culture. The event is part of the larger […]

Save the date: Apps For Energy 18 & 19 October 2013!

Together with Essent.be and other energy actors we’re organizing Apps For Energy this fall. During this co-creation weekend we want to stimulate and inspire developers to work on new innovative applications based on open energy data set. Moreover, not only developers are invited to take the challenge, the weekend is open for people interested in […]