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    2016-03-16 09:00:00 2016-03-18 18:00:00 Baltic Open (Geo) Data Hackathon 2016 The importance of open data and open geodata is increasing. But the potential of open (geo) data has not been fully exploited. This is true in most parts of Europe including the Baltic Region. Similar conditions relate also to the software tools helping to collect, manipulate and publish such data. There is a need to address these challenges and where possible to improve this situation. For this reason, the Baltic Open (Geo) Data Hackathon is organised. In order to prove the potential of... Riga, Latvia noreply YYYY-MM-DD

Baltic Open (Geo) Data Hackathon 2016

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By Karen Fullerton
Riga, Latvia
2016-03-16 09:00
2016-03-18 18:00

The importance of open data and open geodata is increasing. But the potential of open (geo) data has not been fully exploited. This is true in most parts of Europe including the Baltic Region. Similar conditions relate also to the software tools helping to collect, manipulate and publish such data. There is a need to address these challenges and where possible to improve this situation. For this reason, the Baltic Open (Geo) Data Hackathon is organised.

In order to prove the potential of open (geo) data, your contributions, expertise and knowledge are needed! Identify possibilities of open (geo) data exploitation, pitch new ideas, promote your data, re-use available open (geo) data & software technologies to create new data, software, apps, or visualisations. Provide the proposals/expectations for the hackathon. And, last but not least, meet new people and spent three wonderful days in Riga.

Who we are looking for?

A hackathon is very often understood as some exercises of programmers or data specialists. The Baltic Open Data Hackathon extends this approach by inviting also end users. So we are looking for different types of developers, data specialists and users from different fields, not limited to the following ones:

  • Open data providers
  • Web GIS developers
  • Web designers
  • Semantic web experts
  • Database experts
  • User interaction experts
  • Mobile developers
  • Developers of apps in different areas like transport, tourism agriculture, planning
  • Hardware experts focused on sensors, communication and machinery tracking
  • GIS specialists for analysis
  • Geographers
  • Earth observation experts
  • Experts on land use, landscape and land cover
  • Spatial and urban planers
  • Transport planners and managers
  • Agronomist and farmers
  • Travel agencies and tourism specialists
  • Regional development agencies
  • Environment protection experts
  • Managers and investors interested to check or find new ideas
  • Marketing experts
  • Data journalists

Anyone of you can come with ideas and look for team members and data to realise your plans!

Full details can be found on the Hackathon site: http://sdi4apps.eu/baltic-open-geo-data-hackathon-2016/