The German city of Dusseldorf now has its own Open Data portal. The city decided to turn their public information into Open Data. Most of the data is part of their so called 'annual statistics'. The launch of the Open Data portal is meant to boost the development of new applications based on Open Data and interactive online projects. To do so, the municipal Open Data team of the portal is working together with developers, researchers and interested citizens.
Besides cooperation and innovation, the city strongly believes that Open Data contribute to a more transparent and open governmental organisation. Open Data is a powerful instrument to achieve benefits, both internally and externally.