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  • Sector:
    Environment
    Nature:
    Website

    The European Commission’s Open Data Science project created a tool that displays a map overlaid with air pollution data, potential natural vegetation sites, and locations suitable for placing solar, wind, or other energy systems. To deliver this information, the geo-harmonizer utilises Openlandmap.org combined with predictive analysis based on machine-learning methods. This tool highlights the Open Data Science project’s wider aim to encourage sharing of national data on an EU-wide basis.

  • Global - OSMS
    Sector:
    Health
    Nature:
    Website

    Open Source Medical Supplies is a website that helps local communities manufacture and distribute medical supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The website offers collaborative environments, detailed information and strategic support for manufacturers, engineers and institutions. These services make quick and effective production and mobilisation of resources across the globe possible to combat the crisis.

  • Sector:
    Education, Culture & Sport
    Nature:
    Platform

    TuvaLabs is a platform for people looking to improve their data analytical skills and their data literacy. TuvaLabs collaborates closely with teachers, schools, curriculum publishers and assessment organisations to enable teaching, learning and assessment of data literacy for students in primary and secondary education. Through the platform students can learn by doing and are given the opportunity to exchange knowledge with peers.

  • Sector:
    Economy & Finance
    Nature:
    Platform

    Thinknum is a platform that combines and indexes data from government sources, companies’ websites and social media activity. Primarily, the platform targets investors who lack access to relevant data and insights at one central location. As an example, the platform allows users to view certain store locations and overlay it with stores of a competitor, and subsequently connecting these data to median household income for instance. This combination can then be used to gauge store profitability.

  • Sector:
    Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry & Foods
    Nature:
    Application

    Rural E-Market is a web-application that provides local farmers living in remote areas with crop price information and product availability in various geographical areas. By incorporating both historical data and current prices, estimates for price ranges and markets trends are made available to farmers. In addition, the website offers information on crop production, agronomic advice, nutritional data and market information.

  • Canada - Quandl
    Sector:
    Economy & Finance
    Nature:
    Platform

    Quandl is a platform that provides access to a myriad of databases, analyses and visualisations of financial, economic and alternative data. The platforms of roughly 400,000 people is geared towards finance professionals such as hedge fund analysts, asset managers, investment bankers, and even students. The platform is built around a number of sections: commodities, economics, forecasts, futures, options and stocks. These sections in turn provide information on consumer behaviour, business intelligence or industry metrics, and market predictions.

  • Brazil - QEdu
    Sector:
    Education, Culture & Sport
    Nature:
    Website

    QEdu is a website created for those that use, work in or make policy decision about education. Its aim is to make educational data accessible and easy to digest for everyone. The website later inspired various research studies, for example the "Excelência com Equidade" study conducted by the Lemann Foundation and Itaú BBA Bank that investigated public schools hosting students of low socioeconomic status. The results led to 215 successful case studies bringing forward students of low socioeconomic status that obtained results with distinction.

  • Sector:
    Government & Public Sector
    Nature:
    Company

    PWYP is an organisation that provides information on the revenues and governance structures of extractive industries like oil, gas, minerals and non-renewable resources. One of their example projects is the Open Mining application, which provides communities with information related to mining activities currently operating.

  • Kenya - M-farm
    Sector:
    Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry & Foods
    Nature:
    Application

    As real-time information on crop prices is limited in Kenya, middlemen and traders often define prices. M-Farm is a text-message based application, analysing historic data from up to ten years ago to determine price fluctuations and current market prices. In doing so, M-farm’s model can estimate wholesale commodities prices, both currently and in the future.

  • Sector:
    Transport
    Nature:
    Website

    Traffic England is run by Highways England’s National Traffic Information Service, which manages the strategic road network (SRN) in England. The website provides dynamic and accurate information on the current road situation and forecasts traffic conditions.