BizCommunity Online recently reported on an interesting use of City of Cape Town’s open data:


The City of Cape Town often battles with devastating wild fires, due to its unique topography and vegetation. Using data from The Weather Company, an IBM business, and the City of Cape Town's Open Data portal, IBM scientists have developed a cognitive dashboard. This can assess fire incidence risk and severity to help officials raise public awareness and prepare for emergency response.”


We encourage all users of our Open Data Portal to let us know about the various ways in which Cape Town’s open data is being used in order for the portal to showcase more use cases.


Please email information about the service, product, tool or application using City of Cape Town open data to