Liepaja City started to work on the accessibility of open data for the public! Today we met participants of the project 'Enhancing Open Data Availability and Processing to Promote Local Growth and Urban Transformation' at the concert hall 'Lielais dzintars' to kick off the work.
The goal is to conduct an audit of data owned by the Liepāja City Municipality, design a data architecture and develop scenarios for establishing a data repository to evaluate and publish open data sets on the national open data portal data.gov.lv. Additionally we will organize meetings with stakeholders to promote the use of open data for the city's economic development. The project includes activities to raise awareness about open data and its contribution to the city's development.
The plan is to conduct a survey to understand entrepreneurs' need for open data sets, identify best practices where open data is already created and utilized and organize thematic groups on open data quality and quantity, open data-driven public service development, and business-related aspects.
The project involves municipalities from nine European countries: Italy, Hungary, Poland, Spain, France, Lithuania, Greece, and Latvia.
The Latvian participants in the project are Liepāja University, Riga Technical University, Liepāja City Building Board, Liepāja City Municipality, Liepāja City Education Department, Liepāja Public Transport Agency, SIA “Liepājas reģiona tūrisma informācijas birojs”, Liepāja Technology Cluster and the Digital Innovation Park.