Two new external representatives, Lynn Woolfrey and Dillon Mann, have joined the City’s Open Data Steering Committee:  Lynn Woolfrey is the Manager of the DataFirst Data Service at the University of Cape Town. She is a data specialist with more than 20 years’ experience curating and sharing African research data and promoting Open Data in Africa.  She is also involved in projects to improve the quality of African data by training data managers in government and resear...

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 ...

You may experience problems in downloading data from the Open Data Portal due to technical issues linked to the redevelopment of the City of Cape Town internet site. Apologies for any inconvenience. Our technicians are attending to the problem. Regards Open data team

At the Open Data Steering Committee meeting held on 27 June 2016, 7 datasets were approved for publication on the City's open data portal. o   Service requests(service notifications) o   Water consumption o   Street people o   Free call lines o   Awarded requests for quotations o   Land us...

Members of the public are encouraged to nominate appropriate individuals to serve on the City of Cape Town’s Open Data Steering Committee. The City’s Open Data Policy was approved by Council on 25 September 2014, and amendments were approved at the May 2016 Council meeting. In terms of the policy, the City will establish and populate a single online open data portal for information and data generated by the organisation that will be free and accessible to members of the public. In...