Use case of a dual open strategy in the canton of Zurich/Switzerland

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With a dual 'open'-strategy the department of geoinformation at the canton of Zurich/Switzerland opts for a strategic orientation towards open source and open data: Open in the sense of an open web-mapping- infrastructure based on open source components: Mapfish Appserver was developed as a framework for building web map applications using OGC standards and the Mapfish REST protocol. It is freely available under the new BSD-license ( The Ruby on Rails gem comes with the following out-of-the box features: - Organize maps by topics, categories, organisational units, keywords and more - Combine maps with background and overlay topics with adjustable opacity - Import UMN Mapserver mapfiles to publish new topics within seconds - Fully customizable legends and feature infos - Creation of complex custom searches - Rich digitizing and editing functionality - Role-based access control on topic, layer and attribute level - Access control for WMS and WFS - Rich library of ExtJS 4 based map components - Multiple customizable viewers from minimal mobile viewer to full featured portal - Multi-site support - Built-in administration backend - Self-organized user groups, the official geodata-viewer of the canton of Zurich, was developed using Mapfish Appserver. It contains more than 100 thematic maps and is considered an indispensable working tool for everyone working with spatial data in the canton of Z?rich/Switzerland. 'Open' in the sense of Open Government Data: Zurich is the first canton participating in the national open data portal The portal has the function of a central, national directory of open data from different backgrounds and themes. This makes it easier to find and use appropriate data for further projects. The department of geoinformatics aims to open as many geo-datasets as possible for the public by publishing them on the national OGD-portal. The open geodata is issued in form of web services ? Web Map Services (WMS), WebFeature Services (WFS) and Web Coverage Services (WCS) - and contains a wide range of geodata from the fields of nature conservation, forestry, engineering, infrastructure planning, statistics to high resolution LIDAR-data.
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chain and good afternoon my name is based
on the recently in cholera and we want to give you an insight into an the dual open strategy in the Canton of Zurich Switzerland just like it's taking
they're just that you know Larry Switzerland and Zurich this is Europe Switzerland is in the center of firms in Europe and it has a
population of a little bit more than 8 million there are quite a few if you compare to South Korea averages 50 millions and Switzerland is a confederation it's consisting of 26 can films that means it's based on the principles of federalism um federalism gives the cantons a lot of autonomy that means they can decide independently about loads of issues like an open data strategies open-source strategies the yeah in the canton of Serie quote of the 26 cantons crimes of serializing the north of Switzerland and yes
here's some information our offices in the the city of you some words about asks him in Culver averts its mothballed and so was full develops and customer-specific applications in the field of geo-information and they're all based on open source components is the architect of the vector GIS solution of the conflict theories and I work at the Department of geo-information at the cantonal administration of series so let's started to do open strategy to do open strategy means we have an open source strategy and an open data strategy and what they have in common you will use your later served him in his start now to explain you about the open source strategy of course I'll tell you more about the technical parts which we use all open
source and the casts
infrastructure consists of post test databases the and the Web JS itself you use this map server for entering maps and map fish EPR server uh as an application server a written European on the server-side using open there's extraneous that's a mobile version and as the Persian so always open there's tool for this the Persian or is she for the mobile version the more about this matter
shops server uh it's a platform where can be it's like the now develop a framework and with base functionality and you can extend many aspects and it uses the map fish rest protocol and users OGC standards for map the we
have many layers uh the can of 6 so we organize that in topics the topic is 1 map composed of many isn't the modern 100 topics we categorize them and to put keywords and so on we can combine maps is white background maps and overlay maps then and to produce them we use that map server map files and extract metadata for the the web application lectures are fully customizable and you can create complex searches is this a screen drops here is a special search and you see some topics and search fields and part of that but me the do digitizer lots and the editing is important so we need access control and on topics slaves and at yields and for WMS and WFS as well an the map components are based in exchange for when and interview worse are customizable so you can use different viewers for different purposes from a minimum or by viewers tool this portal you just saw we you can have a multi sites mean you can uh like an internet site than at Internet site want that an infinite administration back ends and can have user groups which are self organized this is screenshot of the back end the can on receipt permissions uses categories of topics and so on the so what this convention of open source is the 1st part you repeat for what you need there yes no when the lock in we are 1 of open source applications but I can tell our customers if you the if don't have with us anymore you can go to another uh when and which has the know-how and he has all rights to uh to uh make extensions and so on and it's also better if you want to cooperate with other and authorities uh you can the make their can finance work together the can uh have synergies in using this work what 1 work ends this did happen although you can participate in development so for all these 3 can of streak sponsored some functionality so it goes over into the the the the building blocks of 2 well system the In a
2nd part of their strategy with an open data strategies and
Switzerland has an Open Government Data Portal for a couple of years already and it's a central point and and for data for Open Government Data and their
content of stearic is the 1st canto on the joint this Open Government Data Portal um it's still there uh the only 1 other countries will follow we have already 57 datasets from the Canton of Zurich on the portal and from these 57 45 archaeal datasets we published all the data as a bit map services and their features services
now what is the legal basis for publishing she'll geodata as Open Government Data of we have at the federal level they have the Federal Open Government Data Strategy 2014 until 2018 the goal of 2 strategies to really the release official data government data and the coordinated publication and provision of all the official date that means at 1 point at this portal and 1 the really really important point is to establish an Open Data culture this is at the federal level so how does it look like at the cantonal level and here we don't have a strategy but we have an open data Action Plan 2015 until 2017 for the Canton of stearic and it's actually an implementation of the Federal OGC's 3 strategy at cantonal level so you can say it's actually a cantonal OGD strategies a lot of what kind of data and is with suitable for and publishing as Open Government Data and very have free conditions does must that must be fulfilled in order to be published 1st of all data must be accessible to the public and there can't be any restrictions on usage and it must be free of charge but just explain more about these 3 points data accessible to the public usually you need the law of parties we have to cantonal act on geo-information and there it's written of fish until data on the federal cantonal and commonality latest and shall be accessible to the public and may be used by anyone on less this is contrary to overriding public or private interests so this is the 1st point we have to lots of you're lucky we have to 1st condition this condition is met the the 2nd point is no restriction on use stage and there can't be any restriction for example regarding commercial use so if there is the restriction regarding commercial use can't publish it as open data the 3rd point is it must be free of charge and that can't be any regulation on fees like for and we have cadastral survey data that we have a regulation on fees so we can't publish these data sets as open data so we have seen the lactose 45 and data sets that we have published on the and Open Government Data Portal they all meet these 3 conditions so what does open mean we have an Open Government Data license it's a CC-BY license I don't say more about this you know whether early CC-BY licensees what is the potential of open government data on public benefits and we think the best is it that state that is widely used and that means we could we get that the data quality through use of the space almost every day they get the feedback from users they say that when they have mistakes so we can improve the data quality than its governmental transparency and people see what leverage on what data sets so there is a closeness to the citizens the important is also citizen participation in the political process and then Open Government Data is a base for innovation and lots of applications get developed so it's actually an economic and Sheen and after all I think if you have good base data that you published as Open Data it's a locational advantage for the content of series the so I wanna show you some use
cases of Open Government Data in Switzerland this is a mistake
satellite data sets and a downloaded this is not the city downloaded all the data and he sent me the picture and he developed the software that can visualize the the light of points and you see here this slide the data is very accurate and we have like a minimum of 8 points per square meters and that's a really nice the solution solicitation of the city of theory of city center and this is the
C model of all steric unveils knowing money downloaded all the light the data the the Gifford published as Open Data and he calculated and this city model a level of detail tool model of the city of walls there there you sit there because it's open data they could afford to do it otherwise if they have to pay for the debate that they could have never done something like that the if you wanna know more about the lighter
project of Serie Eureka had a presentation yesterday to them as soon as the presentations are on line you can have a look at the the so
this is an example from the city of series the city of Surat they published and the location of means of all public toilets in Zurich so there was a company and that developed an application where you can always find the nearest toilet in your area of this sometimes it's quite useful this
is an example from the federal level and these are health care insurance premiums map and this is data that and the Ministry of Health published as Open Data and in Switzerland depending on the Kent on you if you pay different health insurance Texas so it this application you see very of to lives regarding the health insurance premiums the the it so
let's get back to that too well open strategy and the start to make their open source strategy 1st and only after rats switched to the Open Data strategy so and we wanted to know if this is the way usually you do if this is the best way and and that's why we ask other cantons and cities how DDT how does it look like in their current films so we make a little sort and survey
and ask them and when did you start with open source and when did you start Open Data is there a way that is better and root is not is not so cold so this is that result from the survey it's actually the chronological order of open strategy and action and please note that it's not the non representative surveys so we didn't ask all the cantons or the city of series of and so I wanna show you and what you see here you see that open source stopped at mainly into thousand and in Switzerland this year now most of the attendance of us they started it's actually the 1st and time they started open source and open data only started later and there are some kind of you know that all of the world in 2005 was 6 but most of the of the current owns this started it open data in 2 thousand and 10 this is actually the pattern that we see here but we also see is that mostly the change came from open source Hobbits Open Data and there are a few examples like to see you soon this the Open Data 1st and they haven't yet open source in use by then usually the candles they started with open source 1st and after its the started it Open data
what i'd observations as we have seen the switch to open source continuously is after 2 Tauzin and VC at Trent orbits Open Data beginning in 2010 activities in different authorities they seem to influence each other in a positive way they could inspire from others success stories benefit from others experiences and exchange know-how we see that open source activities often precede open data activities in Switzerland the what is our experience we started we'd open sewers it was easier for us because we had financial arguments you could say it's cheaper we need less money if you switch to open source that's why we had less opposition inside the organization the reliability of the open source products the and these last still growing confidence in the open source community it means it's the start of a cultural change that's important the cultural change open source therefore is a forerunner for Open Data in our case what you have also seen is that an increasing number of players in the field of chordates and this leads to growing pressure from external stakeholders the focus then moves away from financial to a culturally ideological as what are the lessons that we learned with our dual and strategy and it's important to have a dialog with the community not only an open source also in open data so you have to active participating communities attacked nights and get to know what's the needs are from the communities you also have to be aware that Open Data causes opposition inside the organization they're always and have arguments about financial reasons you you want to earn money that your data so it's not easy to convince them but we have seen that visually appealing datasets they help if you have nice datasets that you can show to the public and they make a nice visualizations and then you have and you can convince them easier loss and politics there need in order to have the data released and you also need a lot of persuasive and lobbying that's important you have to speak about it and influence public perception that's how the cultural change can start
we have seen that it's a long and stony growth Estonia but you see the sky blue sky so there's hope
and the conclusion is a dual open strategy pays off as bold parts mutiny promote the cultural change so if you have efforts in 1 open field they stimulate also the activities in the author so all they can say is
promoting open idea in a dual way in our case district well
that's so if you have questions you can ask him in for the 1st part the more the technical part or you can ask me for the Open Data I but if the the if hello thank you for the presentation of have here and I my question so you Matias that opens who it's about this inviable solution because it's like fuel of spend less money but what about that because of the transactions Boston by a problem from a proper the solution to the true solution I'm asking because you learned only our approaching these discussions on movies seems be Barrios I think it's easier to convince people because they think that there's little spend money anymore because it's free and static on and this so as you have the time and mean later on you pay money that you know the movement you have know not yeah and the and the the the the the and you say that this is not the end of the day class of of of the of the of the of what the way they
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