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Data visualisation day


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Date June 4 2015 3.00pm – 8:00pm (EEST (UTC+03))
Location Hub13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13 A, Helsinki, Finland
Price Free
Official site Nordic Open Data Week: Panel: Open Democracy and Citizen Participation in 2020


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Thursday 4th June, Hub13

Welcome to a day on:

  • Working with data and visualisation in institutions, to inform policy.
  • Working with data visualisation interactively to explore data further.
  • Workshop/mentoring session to get people visualising themselves.

Schedule overview

15:00-16:00 – Municipal data and visualisation, with Mattias Lindroth of Kuntaliitto/Kommunförbundet , and working interactively with investigating data, with Mikko Malmgren of DIagonal. ( Web addresses, respectively, Kommunförbundet/Kuntaliitto : http://www.kommunerna.net/sv/Sidor/default.aspx/ & http://www.kunnat.net/fi/Kuntaliitto/Sivut/default.aspx . Diagonal : http://diagonal.cc/.

16:00 – 16:30 – From environmentla data to poilcy – working with data in policy making contexts., with Manuel Frias of http://Helcom.fi, the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission .

16:30 – 17:00 – Financial data visualisation : presentation of visual a macroeconomics simulator ( under developmenti ), with Peter Tattersall of http://hahmota.fi.

17:00 – 18:00http://Gapminder.org showcase a new data/visualisation framework. ( More details below ).

18:00 – 20:00Interactive Visualisation Helsinki) and Gapminder.org workshop/mentoring session about common graphic user interface and code-based visualisation tools, for mapping as well as showing data.

In more detail

It’s all about democracy (5 min)

Decision making in public organisations is about governing our common interests.

Insights and transparency of information is good for democracy, so accessibility to data is important.

Democracy is also about that everybody needs to understand, and visualisations can help a good way towards a better understanding!

From order to own presentation (10 min)

Mattias presents how Kommunförbundet works with visualisations as a tool to understand complicated and comprehensive data. Foremost we’ll look at how the development has moved ahead with tools that we can use ourselves.

DEMO: From data to information (15-20 min)

Mikko presents an alternative was of analysing data and make visualisations. The idea is to demonstrate how quickly you can make an informative presentation from a huge amount of data.

He will also present a new service: ”Viisas kuntavaikuttaja” which is under construction (http://www.kuntavaikuttaja.fi)

Vi vill ha er hjälp! Tarvitsemme teidän apua! We want your help! (20-30 min)

What kind of data do we need to improve transparency and democracy in decision making?

What would be the best way to visualise difficult questions in a way so that it is easy to understand?

Mattias will sum up our discussion and ideas in an article on Kommuntorget.fi!

Gapminder.org new framework session ( 18:00 – 19:00 )
Gapminder Foundation will give the first public demo of its new visualisation framework during the Nordic Open Data Week

At the INT-VIS-HEL Workshop on 4th june we, Arthur and Angie of Gapminder will give you the first demo of our new framework (starts 17:00), we will show-and-tell the process of creating a simple visualisation in it, and also help those of you who would like to hack it during the workshop (starts 18:00).

With modern tools you can create and publish a nice interactive data visualisation in a few hours. But as the years would pass it will most likely need substantial rearchitecturing every time you’ll want to add a new feature or show your graph to the new audience, or tell a new story with it.

Gapminder is known for telling facts about the world in a way everyone can understand (watch some TED talks of Hans Rosling if you haven’t yet). At Gapminder, we’ve used data graphics for many years to show global statistics and tell stories around it. Our visualisation tools are getting exposed to the hardest test: maintenance over time. We are currently building an open-source framework with focus on maintainability, and we call it “Vizabi”.

Vizabi is a framework for building Maintainable Visual Exploration Tools, with consistent support for the following five core features: 1) Embedding with configurations, 2) Responsive layout, 3) Support devices native UI Controls & Interactions, 4) Enable Instant Translation & Localisation by end user, 5) Unifying data-schema for multi dimensional statistics.
See our example pages here: http://static.gapminderdev.org/vizabi/develop/preview/

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Interactive Visualisation Helsinki + Gapminder.org mentoring session ( 19:00 – 20:00 ):
(sign up here: http://www.meetup.com/intvishel/ )

As part of Nordic Open Data Week, we are organizing a data visualization workshop. Choose an open dataset or API that interests you and work together with other participants to create insightful visualizations. Tutors will help you with wrangling the data and using visualization tools. We currently have tutors for the following tools:

  • OpenRefine ( Data investigation and cleaning )
  • Density Design RAW ( Data visualisation )
  • D3.js ( Data visualisation )
  • MapBox Studio ( Maps )
  • Gapminder’s Vizabi ( Data and Visualisation tool )

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Panel: Open Democracy and Citizen Participation in 2020


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Date June 2 2015 4.00pm – 5:30pm (EEST (UTC+03))
Location Hub13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13 A, Helsinki, Finland
Price Free
Official site Nordic Open Data Week: Panel: Open Democracy and Citizen Participation in 2020


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Panelists: Veikko Eranti, Johanna Seppälä (City of Helsinki), Olli-Pekka Heinonen (http://muutoksentekijat.com/), Juha Leppänen (Demos Helsinki)

Coordinator: Joonas Pekkanen, OKF

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DroneArt Helsinki!


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Date June 3 2015 1.00pm – 5:00pm (EEST (UTC+03))
Location Hub13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13 A, 2nd floor, 00100, Helsinki, Finland
Price Free
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Wikimedia Suomi, Avoin GLAM and Maptime Helsinki organize together a maker event on public artworks. Let’s photograph some, put them on a map, model them in 3D and make them alive! Bring your own cameras, laptops, drones or balloons!

List your equipment and software recommendations here: https://wmfi.hackpad.com/DroneArt-Helsinki-RtOyTAaKOot

Program

10.00–11.30 am Getting together in the morning, HUB13
11.30–2 pm Photographing/Droning artworks
2–5 pm Workshopping/hacking at HUB13 (online working)
5pm #GLAMkaljat at Open Knowledge Finland office lawn, Caloniuksenkatu 9 D 64

Participants will also have the chance to 3D-print the photographed statues at Fablab the following day, Thursday 4 June: Facebook event: #CultJam15 Workshop Helsinki . Preregistration required.

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MyData ONLINE Hangout


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MyData
MyData
Date June 2 2015 11.00am – 1:00pm (CEST (UTC+02))
Location Online, send e-mail to miskak@gmail.com if you want to participate
Price Free
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Consider yourselves very welcome to this Nordic Open Data Week event, if you’re into mydata.

MyData ONLINE Hangout – 2nd June 11 central european time
email miskak@gmail.com to participate, we meet on skype or hangout. details to be announced if you email.

Welcome to a hangout of MyData interested people in the Nordics – and beyond – hosted by Open Knowledge Finland. We look forward to meeting others and hearing what else happens in the Nordic region concerning My Data, and perhaps collaborate.

MyData is a human-centered approach to personal information management and processing. It gives people the right and practical means to access to data collected about them such as purchasing data, traffic data, telecommunications data, medical records, financial information and data derived from various online services. The simple core idea, the individual in control of their own data, is both a movement for digital human rights and an initiative for opening new business opportunities.

MyData is a global phenomenon and the future scenario, around which technology and business is being developed at a growing pace. In Finland the ministry of Transportation and Communication published a white paper on MyData in 2014 (english summary in june 2015) and the national development has been fast since. Currently we are looking for Nordic collaborations.

Welcome!

all the best,

miska

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Danish Constitution Day Celebration


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Kvindetoget på Amalienborg Slotsplads CC-NC-ND 3.0 Det Kongelige Bibliotek
Date June 5 2015 9.30am – 6:00pm (CEST (UTC+02))
Location Grønningen near Kastellet, 1270 København K, Denmark and DANSK ARKITEKTUR CENTER, Strandgade 27B, 1401 København K, Denmark
T 3257 1930
Price Free
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Option 1: Constitution Day Parade


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It’s the centennial for the introduction of electoral rights for the “so called” 5Fs (Fruentimmere (women), folkehold (servants), fattige (poor), fjolser (fools aka. mentally ill) og fanger (prisoners) in Denmark

To celebrate this The Danish Society for Women is organising a Constitution Day Parade and Nationalmuset (The Danish National Museum) is helping to organise a women’s historic parade as part of the parade.

Schedule

9.30 or earlier: We meet at Grønningen near Kastellet and prepare for the parade.
10.30: Departure from Kastellet.
11.30: Arrival at Christiansborg, where the parade is greeted.

Option 2: Borgerlyst Grundlovsgilde (Constitution Feast)


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Grundlovsgilde på Dansk Arkitektur Center – samtalefrokost, selv-byg og sammenskud på kajen (in Danish).

Sign up (at latest June 1 at noon – limited seats – no show fee of DKK 200): Tilmelding til Grundlovsgilde på Dansk Arkitektur Center fredag den 5. juni 2015 fra 11 til 16 (in Danish)

Schedule

11.00 Help build tables for the Feast or
13.00 Bring food for the Feast

During the feast we’ll engage in conversations, most likely following the Borgerlyst (in Danish) concept of a “conversation menu” with topics for disussion/contemplation.

We might try to bring this topic to the table regarding “HOT” The Humanitarian OSM Team

“These ethical issues amount to a new colonial mentality in mapping”

Place Memes: The Hubris of Proactive Disaster Mapping
PLACE-MEMES.BLOGSPOT.COM|BY GWILYM

The proactive are the new colonialists that show arrogance at a distance, a smiliar critique exists of wikipedians that are branded as “amateurs” and “gratis-ayatollahs” that damages “real” encyclopedias (and maps)

Document The Danish Constitution

We’ll end the day by taking to the streets and try to document as many places as possible related to the Danish Constitution.

There’s a document here: Document The Danish Constitution Challenge
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Nordic Open Data Week 2015 – Copenhagen closing event


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Date June 7 2015 2.00pm – 4:00pm (CEST (UTC+02))
Location Sankt Peders Stræde 1, 1453 København, Denmark
Price Free
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To mark the end of Nordic Open Data Week 2015, let’s meet for an informal gathering at Café Nutid in Copenhagen from 2p to 4 pm.

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WikiWednesday looks at architecture in Ørestad


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BIG - 8 House
BIG – 8 House
Date June 3 2015 5.00pm – 8:00pm (CEST (UTC+02))
Location Vestamager Station, Ørestads Boulevard 99, 2300 København S, Denmark
Price Free
Official site WikiWednesday June 2015 (in Danish)


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Join Danish Wikipedians for WikiWednesday.

We’ll meet at Vestamager Station and take a look at architecture in the new part of Copenhagen known as Ørestad.

Keep an eye on the Wikipedia page for the event WikiWednesday June 2015 (in Danish).

WikiWednesday takes place on the first wednesday of every month at 5pm, you can get the full picture through the Wikipedia category: WikiWednesday category (in Danish).
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Networking day on open data


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Offentliga Rummet
Offentliga Rummet
Date June 1 2015 10.00am – 4:00pm (CEST (UTC+02))
Location Offentliga Rummet, Wisby Strand Congress & Event, Strandvägen 4, SE-621 55 VISBY, Sweden
Price Free, but please fill out this form before the event Nationella samverkansarenor inom Öppna data (National collaboration forums within open data) (in Swedish)
Official site Offentliga Rummet 2015 (Visby) – SKL (in Swedish)


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Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting in cooperation with e-delegetionen, samtrafiken and several others, invites you to a day of reflection. During the day we’ll reflect on three areas that are described below in detail.

The target group for the three areas are people who works with open data in the public sector.

Increased exchange of experience between public stakeholders with open data

The network has existed since fall 2014. In december we held a workshop where we, for instance, created a working group that should take on the material from the workshop and event, and look further into questions about how to best organise the work. During spring the group has met a number of times, and we have reached a proposition.

This is why we want to invite you (and others that might have an interest in this) to a networking day during “Offentliga rummet” (“The Public Space”) in Visby on Monday June 1.

The proposal from the working group is, in broad terms, to establish a number of National collaboration forums within open data. It is our hope that we can attach these forums to Riksarkivet (The National Archive) as part of their tasks within open data (following the E-delegationen).

Our proposal is, for starters, to form the following collaboration forums

  • Licenses and terms of reuse. Questions about the choice of licenses, other types of terms concerning the use of data or data providing services (like SLA).
  • User benefits and understanding of the needs of “data customers” (data consumers). How do we create attractive data sets that matches existing needs? How do we establish good dialogue with users of open data? How can we contribute to make open data provide benefits?
  • Technology – Systems for making open data accessible (and visualisations of open data). Questions surrounding technical solutions that aim at making open data more accessible, and how we can present the data we provide.
  • Thematic groups within ”Common structure, terms and concepts”. How can we agree on common data structures, terms and concepts across different domains? It’s the ambition to create additional different working groups with responsibility for different domains, based on interest and demand.
  • Education and skills within open data. Exchange of experience with training within the fields. Common training efforts and activities that improves skills within the open data field.
  • How to motivate using open data within your company? Cooperation around good cases and activities that can be performed jointly, to motivate using open data internally. How do you get started?

Leading up to the networking day, we would like to know if you have any interest of participating in any of these forums (or if you have any suggestions to a different grouping). We would appreciate if you can answer the questions that you’ll find using this link: Nationella samverkansarenor inom Öppna data (National collaboration forums within open data) (in Swedish)

You’re welcome to use the form even if you can’t make it on June 1, in order to receive further information.

Tentative schedule for the networking day

10:00-11:30 Introduction

Ideas for ways of working together
SKL’s and the e-delegationen’s new guide on vidarenyttjande.se
Ongoing government initiatives concerning open data
Öppnadata.se

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-13:45 Good cases

Results from Hackathon SKL and SRUG
Regionel portal for open data, KSL
Naturvårdsverket’s DCAT-project
Open meal data, Örebro city
“Child service” with open data, Socialstyrelsen and BO

13.45-14.00 Presentation of the proposed National collaboration forums

14:00-14:15 Coffee

14:15-16:00 Kick off of the National collaboration forums within open data (working in groups)

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Open GIF animation jamming session at SMK


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Animated GIF created using elements from artworks in SMK’s Public Domain collection
Animated GIF created using elements from artworks in SMK’s Public Domain collection
Date Friday May 29 2015 2.00pm – 5:00pm
Location The National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst), Sølvgade 48-50, DK-1307 København K, Denmark
Price Free, sign up needed Registration – Open GIF animation jamming session at SMK
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Bring SMKs paintings to life in the animated GIF workshop at SMK Fridays ‘Set Art Free!’ at Statens Museum for Kunst 29 May.

Follow the link to read more and sign up – there are limited seats, so hurry up! You don’t need to be an experienced GIF maker. It’s easy to get started, and Sanna, Neea and Kati from Aalto University Media Lab will facilitate the workshop.

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Open Data Cultural Heritage Mapping Challenge


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Runestones theghnnames
Date May 14 2015 11.00am – June 6th 11:59pm (CEST (UTC+02))
Location Global
Price Free
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Join the “Open Data Cultural Heritage Mapping Challenge”

Submit your cultural heritage OpenStreetMap nodes to participate in the challenge, it can be a new node or an existing node you have improved.

You’ll get points for documenting cultural heritage on OpenStreetMap, Mapillary, Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia, Wikidata, Tweeting a GeoTagged picture, a blog or any other open data platform, including your own.

If you use OpenStreetMap you can submit your OSM nodes using this form:
Google Form: Open Data Cultural Heritage Mapping Challenge

(after having read the guidelines).

Participate by Tweeting

This is a good example:

Participate by e-mail

Happy mapping!

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How

The contest is simple in structure, based on a KISS point system: You get points while adding information, with the goal for each participant to gain as many points as possible. All you have to do is to submit your work using this form:
Google Form: Open Data Cultural Heritage Mapping Challenge


When

The challenge will run forever, but the contest during Nordic Open Data Week will end at 11:59pm on 6 June 2015 (CEST (UTC+02:00)).

Who

Everybody can help in any language with translating or by adding images, descriptions etymology and personal stories. Anyone can participate. If you need help adding updating the sites, state so in the description of the work you submit.

Why

We want to try out the power of Open Data to document memorials and monuments as we believe that it could be a fantastic tool to make important historic information easily accessible as possible! Currently a lot of this information is locked in closed databases.

Help us make this a success!”

Inspiration

Scoring

The idea is to “tell a story” for inspiration look at this OpenStreetMap node (2788425472):


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It’s a commemorative plaque dedicated to Operation Carthage aka. Shellhusbombardamentet in Copenhagen during World War II.

It’s linked to Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Commemorative_plaque_-_S%C3%B8nder_Boulevard_106_-_Operation_Carthage.jpg and Wikidata https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1810832

Examples of updates we’ll honour

  • Add a new node to OpenStreetMap cultural heritage node. Nodes that qualify are of type historic=memorial, tourism=artwork, historic=archaeological_site, historic=rune_stone 5p
  • Add a new image of the object in Mapillary (image tag) and/or Wikimedia Commons (wikimedia_commons tag) and add it to an OpenStreetMap node: 5p
  • Add inscription tag to OSM node: 3p
  • Add inscription:url of commemorative plaque to OSM node: 1p
  • Add name:etymology:wikidata of commemorative plaque to OSM node: 1p
  • Add wikidata tag to OSM node: 1p
  • Add xx:wikipedia tag to OSM node: 1p
  • Add/update Wikipedia article on the subject: 1-10p
  • Write blogpost on the subject: 10p
  • Creativity will be honoured accordingly


Example:

Track your points by submitting from this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GTDbXPEMukSuh6-0hH9NDDZn4WDE0aLUBycv91ompRY/viewform, fill out your name, date, a description of what you did and enter the total number of points for the task.

In the above example with Operation Carthage we would get.

Name: Mr. Open
Description: Add new node to OSM: 5p,
Add new picture to Wikimedia Commons: 5p
Add inscription tag to OSM node: 3p
Add inscription:url to OSM node: 1p
Add name:etymology:wikidata to OSM node: 1p
15p total

Prizes

OpenStreetMap goodie bags.

In addition you’ll have a shot at the “Nordic Innovation Prize”, especially if you combine it with public data sets from Nordic Countries Nordic Innovation Prize

If you make a visualisation based on datasets from sepcific agencies, you can also have a shot at the Awards for best visualization of an agency’s open data Awards for best visualization of an agency’s open data

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