European Data Portal Managed Services
Enable the sharing of Open Data across Europe
This project facilitates the sharing of open data resources across Europe. The central element of the project is the new data.europa.eu portal, which was launched in the spring of 2021. It integrates the existing European Data Portal and European Union Open Data Portal into a single, coherent core component of the public sector data infrastructure that has been set up by the European Union, its institutions and Member States. Similar to its predecessors, the new portal offers three key pillars:
- Access to public data resources across Europe via a single point of contact: The portal offers over 1 million datasets across 36 countries, 6 EU institutions and 79 other EU bodies and agencies;
- Support to EU institutions and Member States: This includes helping national open data policy owners to build communities of practice, in which they receive training and consultancy to improve, sustain and document data publishing practices;
- Socio-economic benefits: We investigate the socio-economic benefits of re-using public data resources and provide stimuli to foster the use and showcase the value of using open data.
In order to develop and maintain the portal, the Publications Office of the European Union has awarded a six-year framework contract to Capgemini Invent.
52°North cooperates closely with con terra and Fraunhofer FOKUS to develop a component for the map-based visualization of geospatial data. In addition, we contribute to the advancement of the underlying data infrastructure, for example by exploring how to best integrate near-real time data streams.
In 2021, 52°North worked on porting the geospatial data visualization component to a version based on OpenLayers. We also extended it to support an additional type of FIWARE real-time data streams (parking space data). In addition, our team and con terra’s contributed to webinars that introduced the use of geospatial data as well as identified new (technology) trends in the provision of geospatial data.