- Contact person: Spiros Athanasiou
- Thematic tags: Open Data , Data Catalogues , Digital repositories , Web data management
- Start date: 01-11-2013
- Duration: 24 months
- Programme: STREP, FP7-ICT-2013-SME-DCA
- Funding: 1.496 MEuro
- IMSI funding: 272 KEuro
- Project webpage: http://www.opendatamonitor.eu
- Partners: SYNYO GmbH, Open Data Institute LBG, Institute for the Management of Information Systems, University of Southampton, The Potsdam eGovernment Competence Center, City of Munich, RED.ES
OpenDataMonitor is an EU-funded, two-year project, about applied research on open data catalogues.
Within a few years the idea of open data has spread throughout Europe and produced extensive changes, especially in thinking about governmental data and how it can be used for public and private purposes. This has also led to a fractured landscape of open data resources, making it challenging to gain an overview. Even on a national level there is an unconstrained growth of regional open data repositories. These circumstances cause extensive problems for policy makers, institutions and NGOs, to build up efficient and sustainable open data strategies, identify gaps and opportunities for open data publishing, and reuse of open data.
OpenDataMonitor provides the possibility to gain an overview of available open data resources and undertake analysis and visualisation of existing data catalogues using innovative technologies. By creating a highly extensible and customizable harvesting framework, metadata from diverse open data sources will be collected. Through harmonization of the harvested metadata, the gathered information can be structured and processed. Scalable analytical and visualisation methods will allow the end users to learn more about the composition of regional, national or pan-European open data repositories.