BODS – Berlin Open Data Strategy
Apr. 01, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011
Data and information are the raw material of the 21st century and public data will therefore play a key role in tomorrow’s cities. The Berlin Open Data Portal daten.berlin.de is the first data portal of its kind in Germany. It provides public data in a structured, machine-readable format and under free license. daten.berlin.de gives companies, organizations and citizens of the modern city a trustworthy access to public data and allows them to process the data for internet based applications and mobile apps.
The starting point for the practical realization of this effort included several elements: a preliminary study by Fraunhofer FOKUS assessing the state of urban data in Berlin, a survey of citizens about the desired data sets and the resulting recommendations for action as well as the Berlin Open Data Agenda. In cooperation with the partners of the Berlin Open Data Portal, Fraunhofer is currently working on the development of additional selected open databases and the provision of the necessary tools for their use and processing. In line with the European Open Cities project, Fraunhoer FOKUS is also working on a data platform for other European major cities.