Cooperation OGD Austria
„Cooperation Open Government Data Austria“, or short „Cooperation OGD Austria“ was founded by the Federal Chancellery, the cities of Vienna, Linz, Salzburg and Graz on the 13th July 2011. Federal Government, States, cities and towns in cooperation with the communities, science, culture and the economy are willing to set the basic agreements for the future of Open Government Data in Austria. By agreeing on common standards an effective framework for the benefit of all stakeholders should be created. The collaboration between Germany – Austria – Switzerland- and Liechtenstein (D-A-CH-LI) will be intensified. The Cooperation represents the interests of ministries, states, cities and communities – to unite all actors who operate, plan or create an open government data platform. The Federal Chancellery is the link to Competence Center Internet Society (KIG) and the Platform Digital Austria.
Reference documents of sub-working groups of the Cooperation OGD Austria get published as agreements and drafts at the common reference server.
- Framework for Open Government Data Platforms
- OGD Metadata Austria
- The ADMS schema of OGD Metadata 2.1 Austria is published in the repository of the ISA program.
- The metadata standard in machine-readable form can be accessed for the formats CSV, JSON, RDF, XML and XML and MediaWiki at: http://www.ogdcockpit.eu/Kategorie:Metadaten (German text), a HTML Version is available at:
- Austrian Open Government Data Checker https://github.com/the42/ogdat
- Comparison of OGD metadata Austria and Germany, 2013 (German text)
- Comparison of OGD metadata Austria, Germany and Switzerland, 2015 (German text)
- INSPIRE position paper concerning OGD (German text)
- Open Government Documents (German text)
- Sheet „Open Data Portals“ (German text)
- Mission statement of the working group „data quality in open data portals“ (German text)
- Minutes of the sustainibility workshop 19.09.2014 (German text)
The ideas are available as OGD-dataset.
- Open Transport Data (OTD) Paper of ITS Austria, 2015 (German text)
- Open Government Implementation model (KDZ – Center for Public Administration Research & City of Vienna)
- Open Government Data Weißbuch (German text)
Salzburg Declaration of Cooperation OGD Austria, 29.10.2018
We are the founders and an important stakeholder for the further development of OGD in Austria.
We actively participate in the cooperation OGD D-A-CH-LI and other international networks.
Because of our activities, Austria should remain an Open Data trendsetter and have an international pioneering role.
To this end, we are striving for concrete measures such as the strategic anchoring of „open by default“ for publicly classified, non-personal data and the publication of Austria-wide „core data sets“ as OGD.
It is therefore important that the federal ministries, the federal states, federation of cities and federation of municipalities participate actively in the Cooperation OGD Austria . We invite to participate in a strategy workshop.
- 19.02.2015: Information which is not completely covered by „public domain“ (license-free) has to be licensed under the Creative Commons License CC-BY-3.0 AT. Special provisions extending the regulations of CC-BY-3.0 AT have to be published as netiquette.
- 19.02.2015: After a positive test of the German version of CC-BY 4.0, the following procedure is proposed:
The use of the CC-BY.4.0 is to be pre-announced on the respective data portals and with a deadline for all previously published records and all new records. No stability break is seen for data users, since the license update does not lead to any worsening of the data users. For licensees who have received the data under the old license, this still applies. This does not have to be mentioned in the data portal. However, access to a current record, which is then under version 4.0, causes the use of the data under version 4.0.
- 29.10.2018: The changeover to CC BY 4.0 will take place on 1st March 2019 with the proposed procedure of advance notice on the data portals and documentation of the procedure, provided that no objections are received by the end of November 2019 which expressly oppose it with a statement of reasons.
- 29.10.2018: The Open Data Days AT will take place from February 28th – March 4th, 2019.
- 29.10.2018: Brigitte Lutz was unanimously elected as spokesperson for the Cooperation OGD Austria for another year.
Sub working groups
- „Needs and requirements for Linked Open Government Data“
Leader: Martin Kaltenböck.
Result: Linked Open Data (LOD) Infrastruktur for Austria.
- „Quality assurance in Open Data portals“
- „Open & Agile Smart Cities – OASC Austria“
Leader: Brigitte Lutz (City of Vienna).
- Cooperation OGD Austria meeting: 28. March, 2019 – Linz
Members of the Cooperation OGD Austria
- Federal Chancellery
- City of Vienna
- City of Linz
- City of Salzburg
- City of Graz
- OKFÖ, now ok.at (Open Knowledge Austria) (advisory member)
and all organizations which are publishing data on data.gv.at or are operating or planning to operate a OGD portal, e.g.
- Federal Province Upper Austria
- Federal Province Salzburg
- Federal Province Tyrol
- Austrian Association of Cities and Towns
- Environment Agency Austria
- Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
- Ministry of Finance
- Federal Computing Centre
- AMA (Agrarmarkt Austria)
- ZAMG (Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics)
- ok.at (Open Knowledge Austria)
- AGEO (Austrian Umbrella Organization for Geographic Information)
- Danube University Krems
WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
- TU Wien (Technical University Vienna)
- KDZ – Centre for Public Administration Research
Dipl.-Ing. Johann Mittheisz (City of Vienna) and Dr. Berthold Rauchenschwandtner (Salzburg) were founding members and are retired.
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