BikeCityGuide and Nostalgeo which make use of open data to guide cyclists around cities and combine old postcards with contemporary street views have been announced as the first winners of Apps for Europe – the first pan-European open data app competition.
Last week, the Court of Audit in the Netherlands published its revenue and expenditures as open data. The Court of Audit contributes with this to and stimulates open spending with other government bodies.
The turnout in the Dutch local council elections has achieved a new record low. Now local political parties are negotiating their next term. It is important that transparency and open data become an important part of these negotiations.
All across the world governments are releasing increasingly more open data. Developers still end up frustrated putting open data to proper use.