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Open Data Hong Kong is an open, participative, volunteer-run group of Hong Kong citizens who support Open Data, founded in March 2013. Anyone is welcome to join, take part and lead.
We are engaged citizens. Members are people who value government transparency. Some of us are analysts who study data, others are researchers of public trends, programmers who work with data visualisation, people developing data-driven apps, public servants who want to open government data to the public, to name just a few.
What we do:
- Raise awareness and share knowledge about Open Data and its benefits;
- Facilitate collaborations among Open Data supporters;
- Advocate for increased availability and quality of Open Data.
We do this by:
- Collecting and providing resources about Hong Kong Open Data;
- Organising events for the community to connect, collaborate, share, and understand;
- Liaising with the Hong Kong government and other sectors to facilitate the release and improved quality of Open Data.
Parking data is a good example of a key area in Hong Kong that the opening up of should be be able to help alleviate major problem in the city, but despite promise of real-time parking vacancies data from the government this currently is not a reality. Here we discuss the issue and some potential ways to solve it.
What is FAIR data? Come and find out at our meeting with Susanna Sansone from Oxford University.
Hong Kong joins pioneering UN Backed, citizen led alliance against mosquito borne diseases harnessing the power citizens: Global Mosquito Alert. Initiative empowers national networks, stakeholders and governments to generate and access real-time data and tools through UN electronic platform ‘Environment Live”.
Here we have a guest posting from Robert Porsch on our Open Data Day hackathon teams look at refugee crime data in Hong Kong.