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Record number 499520
Title Open Data and Beyond
Author(s) Welle Donker, Frederika; Loenen, Bastiaan Van; Bregt, Arnold
Source ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 5 (2016)4. - ISSN 2220-9964 - 16 p.
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi5040048
Department(s) Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Abstract In recent years, there has been an increasing trend of releasing public sector information as open data. Governments worldwide see the potential benefits of opening up their data. The potential benefits are more transparency, increased governmental efficiency and effectiveness, and external benefits, including societal and economic benefits. The private sector also recognizes potential benefits of making their datasets available as open data. One such company is Liander, an energy network administrator in the Netherlands. Liander views open data as a contributing factor to energy conservation. However, to date there has been little research done into the actual effects of open data. This research has developed a monitoring framework to assess the effects of open data, and has applied the framework to Liander’s small-scale energy consumption dataset.
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