EU releases “open data hub” in beta
This is already a few days old, but quite important: the EU started a Data Portal (in beta). The Data Portal currently contains 5811 datasets that can be browsed, downloaded, and can be reused in “innovative services” and applications.
On the portal, the Data Portal defines its goals as:
The European Commission Data Portal provides access to open public data from the European Commission.
It also provides access to data of other EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies at their request.
The published data can be downloaded by everyone interested to facilitate reuse, linking and the creation of innovative services.
Most of the data come from Eurostat, the Directorate-General that is responsible for providing statistical information to the institutions of the European Union (EU).
At this time, only one application is working with the platform: CubeViz, an app from the Institute for Applied Informatics in Leipzig, Germany. It’s a visualisation tool for datasets, that is aiming to make datasets easier to read and interpret.
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