The findings from the fourth edition of the Open Data Barometer show that while some governments are advancing towards these aims, open data remains the exception, not the rule. Why does this matter? Everyone should be able to access and use open data on an open web to allow them to participate fully in civic life. Without good data, it is impossible to hold governments to account for the decisions that they make, the policies they pass, and the money they budget and spend.
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Open Data portals are in place, increasingly backed by solid Open Data policies. Cities have an important role to play here. This report investigates the Open Data initiatives in eight medium-sized European cities, after having analysed Open Data initiatives in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna in a previous report. Cities covered in this report include Dublin, Florence, Gdansk, Ghent, Helsinki, Lisbon, Thessaloniki and Vilnius.
Smart Cities, Big Data and the Built Environment: What’ s Required? is a report published by RICS. This study focuses on exploring the scope for the development of data platforms at city level in the UK and internationally, in order to determine how the RICS and its members (and other built environment professions, including architects, planners and engineers) can benefit from these data platforms.
This paper written by Yang et al. (2016) tries to highlight possible issues that arise through the use of Big Data and Cloud computing in order to address big geospatial data challenges.
This report produced by the United States conference of mayors, presents the main results of a survey launched in February 2016 and ran until the end of June 2016. In total, 54 cities participated in the survey and provided detailed information regarding their smart city projects, that have been implemented or are currently under development.
Startup My City: Smart and sustainable cities in Asia is a research programme from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) sponsored by Hitachi, which examines sustainable and smart city initiatives in 20 cities across ASEAN (Bandung, Bangkok, Danang, Davao City, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Siem Reap, Singapore and Yangon) and Asia-Pacific (Auckland, Chennai, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo).
The Quantified City: Sensing Dynamics in Urban Setting is a paper tries to shed light on the complex dynamics taking place within cities, which are characterized by a rapid urbanization process during the last decade. One of the main characteristics of these underlying dynamics, is the fact that they involve a large number of actors, such as humans, services, and infrastructures, which are observed in different spaces.