At DataMeet we have spent years looking for and trying to make data accessible. The last few years more and more data is being made public which we are excited about however people demand data that fills the gaps in data that already exists or that is more actionable. Data that people want and need isn’t being produced, and if it is being produced it isn’t being shared.
This is the most true in urban spaces where there are tons of projects dedicated to collecting data for the city but none of this data enters the public domain as open data. It isn’t public data because the government doesn’t collect it and the various governance and civic oriented groups who collect the data are more prone to write reports or put the analyzed data up online and not the usable and complete raw data.
So DataMeet along with Oorvani Foundation and Mapunity want to start a monthly Data Party! Where we pick a topic and try to collect as much data as we can over a month. Then we will make the data open for download on OpenCity Urban data portal and also send it to the appropriate person in the government, as well as, write data stories on Citizen Matters.
So please join us on Sept 24th to kick off the first ever Data Party! Garbage Go!
There are an estimated 9000 garbage blackspots in Bengaluru. We are trying to catch them all!
Sign up to map your neighborhood everyday. Or join us for chai and snacks on Sept 24th and map with friends in 3 locations: Koramangala, Indiranagar or Frazertown.
You have to register and download the app so we can plan for the snacks.
Event location will be sent to you once you register.
Time is 9:30am to 12:30am – Sept 24th Saturday morning.
9:30am – Intro and app explanation
10 to 12 – Mapping
12 to 12:30 – Closing and Next Steps.
All data collected will be made open on the OpenCity.in Urban Data Portal for download and use, and this data will be sent to the BBMP and followed up on.
Indirangar – Maanya – Meeting place MapBox India
Koramangala – Nitin – Meeting place Sagar Fast Foods behind BDA complex
Frazertown – Contact Nisha Thompson – Meeting place French Loaf by Richards Park.
Download the app and get mapping.