The following is an automatic translation.
In Germany federal and state governments provide daily well over a million euros alone for their statistical offices to collect data from – paid for by taxes.
There are also data from other areas such as transportation, geography , environment , economy and science as well as studies on specific topics , everything is already paid.
These data give away treasures great potential for modern democracy , administration and business , if they are not made available to the public as OPEN DATA – but only those that are privacy concerns.
A short explanatory video (1 min) by Sebastian Schellenberger and Marc pastures Hüll from Heidelberg to :
This development is enormously complex and required a particularly appropriate preparation, a cultural change in the demand -makers in population, economy and administration. Open Data also acts as a catalyst in the ( knowledge ) transformation into a digital society.