Utilising open data from the Helsinki metropolitan area
WHAT? Helsinki Region Infoshare (HRI) is the joint open data service of the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen. HRI makes open data from the Helsinki Metropolitan Area freely available to the public in a structured format, for anyone to use at no cost.
Among other things, HRI offers a wide range of spatial data sets and interfaces that are popular with app developers. It even makes interfaces providing real-time data publicly available, in addition to statistical data on the population and economy of the Helsinki area.
HRI helps municipal employees in the region to make their data transparent and openly shared. It also promotes the wider utilisation of the service’s open data for many useful purposes.
WHO? Anyone at all can use the open data in the service, in any way they wish.
WHY? Open data can be utilised as desired in research and development and decision-making, as well as in the development of visualisations and applications. It is also very helpful for journalists who are looking for data pertaining to the metropolitan area.
Data made public in the HRI service has already been utilised in many different ways. You can learn more about these uses in the Showcases section of the HRI website.
WHEN? The HRI service has been in use since 2011.
WHERE? Find the HRI service at hri.fi. You can also access the service on social media at Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Contact HRI by e-mail: email@example.com.
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