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Open Government Data (OGD)

Open Data portals offer non-personal and non-infrastructure-critical data which are made freely accessible

"Open Government" is used as a collective term for a whole raft of different concepts and visions that examine certain facets of an opening of state and administration.

Open Government Data (OGD) are the non-personal and non-infrastructure-critical data inventories that are made freely accessible in the interest of the general public without any restriction regarding free use, dissemination and further use.

Open Government Data is seen as holding the potential for promoting social, cultural, scientific and economic progress in many areas in the long term. By making it possible to use non-personal information of the public sector, the development of new products and services is promoted and economic growth in Austria promoted.

One-Stop Open Government Data Portal

With a central catalogue for open data in Austria was launched that aims to make it possible for users to quickly and simply find the required data via a sole electronic point of contact. The portal, as a central “Austria catalogue”, brings together the meta data of the decentralized data catalogues in Austria. The applications that have been created up to now by citizens and businesses can be submitted and listed on Links between the data records and the applications are directly visible.

Open Data Portal

Open Data Portal Austria is the equivalent to for the open non-government data of Austria. It offers an opportunity for business, science, culture, NGOs and civilian society to provide all users with non-personal details.

Wikimedia Austria works together with the Open Knowledge Foundation Austria, the Cooperation OGD Austria and the Federal Chancellery on the central portal for all non-government data.

For the community, the Open Data Portal Austria constitutes a considerable easing of the workload: Up to now, all data sources that could not be found in the existing administration portals were sought individually and if they were not available, the usage agreed with the respective owners. The new platform provides the available data sources with a description and also offers users the possibility of contact.