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Switzerland launches new Open Data portal

Switzerland launches new Open Data portal

Switzerland launches new Open Data portal
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The Swiss pilot portal was replaced by the new portal https://opendata.swiss/en/ on 2 February. Swiss public authorities are now publishing their data under uniform terms of use. The new portal is part of the Open Government Data Strategy for Switzerland 2014 – 2018, which was approved by the Federal Council in April 2014. Its goal is to publish data from the authorities in Switzerland in machine-readable open formats which can be freely reused.

More data owners release their data on the new portal. For example, the Swiss Federal Railways SBB, the Canton of Geneva and the Federal Roads Office publish their data as well. Currently, there are 17 organisations included offering over 500 datasets on the portal. The different domains covered include population, health, politics, transport and the environment. The number of datasets will grow over time.

Read more: https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-60512.html