Another participatory workshop led by Geo-C UJI in Valencia city in collaboration with the Open Government and Transparency office of City Hall.
Over 23 participants from several backgrounds and entities met up in the innovation lab Las Naves located in the east of Valencia. This half-day participatory workshop counted with a full programme around the user-focused metadata and reusability level of open geographic data in cities.
The workshop ended with two activities more. Three small groups were created to propose and design a user-focused metadata tab, where participants felt that the potential use of each dataset is included. Componentes, like comments, rating, map, charts, and graphs were the most popular by attendants.
This workshop was the second edition to meet up data users and authorities, around the current open data initiatives challenges. During the first event the possible barriers that prevent to take full advantage of the available data in cities, obstacles documented in a recent open access journal article. During this time, a generic strategy to reduce the identified obstacles and improve the metadata attributes presented in current open data portals. A better understanding of data users needs is an efficient way to design most effective strategy that public bodies can apply to get more engage and impact of current open data in cities.
The final report and result of this activity will be soon available on the Valencia open government office’s website and likewise will be included in the ongoing research of Esr11 research topic of the GeoC project.