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Fingal Open Data
Fingal Open Data has
been created by Fingal County Council to
enable citizens to access data relating to Fingal. We will provide access to data
from Fingal County Council and other public sector organisations that publish Fingal
related data. Citizens are free to access and use this data as they wish, free of
charge, in accordance with the PSI general licence.
Use of any published data is also subject to
Data Protection legislation.
Public sector data is used as the basis for many products and services offered to
citizens. The value of the EU Public Sector Information market is estimated at €27
billion. There is an opportunity to use public sector data as a building block for
the development of innovative ideas, services and business propositions. Fingal
County Council believes that Open public sector Data used in this way can be a key
component in building the smart economy that will enable Ireland’s economy recovery.
We have three main objectives for this site:
- Transparency – citizens can access the data that assists the Council and
other public sector bodies in making decisions. Citizens can also use this data
for additional social value.
- Participation – citizens can increase their participation in the county of
Fingal by using the data to analyse issues, to propose new ideas, to gain an insight
into local government and to enrich their lives and their community.
- Collaboration – citizens and businesses are encouraged to suggest ideas about
additional data that could be published, what applications or services could be
built using the data and how access to the data might be improved by contacting
[email protected] Citizens and businesses are encouraged to turn this data into
apps, websites or other useful products.
Open Data is based on the principles of Freedom of
Information and the Reuse of Public Sector Information.
The Open Data movement is growing rapidly with more and more countries and regions
throughout the world publishing their public sector data. For a number of years,
the Fingal Data Hub has published
aggregated data about Fingal which provided by various public sector agencies. Fingal
Open Data complements and builds on the work of the Data Hub.
The Data on this site is published in CSV, XML and KML formats. In some cases the
data is also available through an application (APPS) such as an interactive map
or a searchable database.