Open Government Data

According to the Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Government Data (OGD) refers to data produced or commissioned by government or government controlled entities. OGD must follow the principles of "open" as defined in the Open Definition (see related term), i.e. OGD can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone (Open Knowledge Foundations).

Along the demands for more openness, transparency and participation (cf. Open Government principles as explained in the related term), open government data has received high interest in the last half decade, and nearly every country, state and city has its open government data portal (such as,, etc.)

Related terms: Open Government, Open Data


    Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Government Data.

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