40 open data projects that are redefining smart cities

Open data cities

Cities are increasingly getting access to all kind of data. In the past, city data were merely stacked in solo’s, nowadays much of the data available to cities can be categorized as Open Data. But open data is not the same as public data. Open data can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike. Please find below 40 open data projects from cities around the world.

In honor of New York City’s Open Data Week 2017Peter Murray has compiled a resource featuring 40 smart, data-driven projects reminding us of open data’s value on the website Carto.com.

The examples are categorized by service type and alphabetically listed because projects democratizing access to open data should be celebrated equally:

  1. Navigating Open Data Sources
  2. Transparency and Accountability
  3. Performance Management
  4. Transportation and Infrastructure
  5. Resilient City Planning
  6. The IoT of Smart Cities
  7. Civic Engagement

Have a look at all 40 projects in this article. Many of them could be of use to you. In any case, it gives great insight into the possibilities of open data to city governments.

*) Recommended read: This article about the open data, provided by the city of Helsinki.


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