An increasing number of governments have now committed to open up data but how much data is actually being released? What kind of data is this and in what format? Which countries, regions and cities are the most advanced and which are lagging in relation to open data?
The Open Data Census has been developed by the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) to assist in answering these questions and assess the state of open data around the world. It collects and presents information on the evolution and current state of open data around the world. The Census is a community-based effort initiated and coordinated by the OKFN but with participation from many different groups or individuals. The Census was launched in April 2012 to coincide with the OGP meeting in Brasilia.
We want to help our friends at OKFN improve the coverage of the Open Data Census (http://census.okfn.org/) and verify existing contributions to ensure information is still up to date and reliable. We need your help in doing this! There are 2 aspects:
Contributing on countries where there is missing information – you can do this right now, just visit http://census.okfn.org/country
We would also like to appoint Open Data Census editors who would oversee a country or region. This would involve a relatively small amount of time over the next couple of weeks (until June 12th) and would involve both adding information yourself and mobilizing input and expertise from colleagues to contribute.