We are excited and proud to be writing to you today of the next evolution of the open data movement in Hong Kong. You may notice a new name and new look, as Open Data Hong Kong (ODHK) moves to expand its remit to tackle data driven civic engagement.
The big open data news in Hong Kong this month is the launch of the new Hong Kong Open Data Index from the Internet Society Hong Kong. Since our launch in 2013 we have watched the progression of Open Data in Hong Kong, and while there has been progress from the Government, it has been patchy.
While Open Data Day is cancelled, join us on 9th Feb for a virtual meetup discussing coronvirus open data approaches to understand and tackle the recent 2019 novel coronavirus that has broken out in mainland China and now Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s school children show they can contribute more to global research than so called “professional” scientists can, with their global mosquito alert data ending up in the GBIF repository. Come and gather with Hong Kong’s Citizen Scientists for a talk from Prof H Kibori to find out more.
FinTech and Open Banking the topic of the day with recent moves by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority launching a consultation for “Open API Framework”.
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.
Here we have a guest posting from Robert Porsch on our Open Data Day (ODD2017) hackathon teams look at refugee crime data in Hong Kong showcasing what you can do with AccessInfo data & statistical programming.
Don’t miss this years International Open Data Day event in Hong Kong, a hackathon and LegCo roundtable on the 4th March at CityU in Kowloon Tong.
Giving fascinating insight into the data policy lessons we can learn from a real smart city like Taipei, TH Schee gave us a fantastic talk at meet.33.
A group of open data fans organises Open Data Day this year in Hong Kong is coming up. Come join in the fun on Saturday 7th March 2016 at the Odd-e office.