In the age of big data and artificial intelligence, data are very important for the future development of cities. Communities can add the greatest value both socially and economically by sharing their data in areas such as transport, the environment and the economy with the interested public, the business community and civil society.
A new sample data catalogue now offers for the first time an overview of which data sets are being made available by Germany’s cities and towns. The online catalogue has been developed by us in collaboration with the data portal GovData, the Open Knowledge Foundation and KDZ – Centre for Public Administration Research. As a first step, the catalogue contains the generally accessible data sets published by communities in the state of North Rhine–Westphalia