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.
What is on your Open Data Wishlist? At the Unlocking the Value of Open Data meeting at HKU we asked civil servants & data users what was on theirs wishlist. Getting insight into how government departments use & offer data.