Open geographic information and OpenStreetMap

12.03.2019
OpenStreetMap. Basically a map of the world, which anyone can edit and use. What is it used for? How can public administration, whose own maps are also very accurate, benefit from it? And how could the contents of OpenStreetMap be enriched with open data? In Finland, there is a lot of open geographi...

Open data about leisure and cultural services

12.03.2019
Helsinki is full of possibilities from cultural services to hobby activities. By means of different kinds of leisure and cultural services, the City wants to support the mental and physical well-being of its residents, active citizenship and education. Information about the services is published ope...

MyHelsinki open API named the best open data initiative of 2018

26.02.2019
The steering group of HRI has announced its selection of the best open data activities of 2018 and gives first prize to the MyHelsinki.fi service. Honorable mentions go to an orthophotograph of the Helsinki region in 2017 and data that shows the amount of solar radiation received by rooftops in the...

Open data about sights and activities in Helsinki

08.02.2019
The data opened by Helsinki Marketing and the pilot project with Tencent were among the topics explored at the Helsinki Loves Developers meeting in December. Helsinki's city marketing is strongly based on local recommendations and flexible digital solutions. 2018 was a year of development, especiall...

Digitalisation of parking enabled opening of parking data

06.02.2019
The open application programming interface (API) of the Parkkihubi data repository, originally constructed for the administration of parking fees, makes Helsinki's anonymised parking data available to all. Drivers looking for available parking spaces cause up to a fourth of all the traffic in the He...

Yle's data articles created with text editor, spreadsheet and Python

05.02.2019
Yle's coding journalist Teemo Tebest gets by with simple tools. The Sublime Text text editor, favoured by coders, is the most common software open on the screen. When regular journalists need help with data processing, Yle Plus Desk's coders and graphic designers are there. The eight-person unit has...

Welcome to Helsinki Loves Developers meetup regarding IoT platforms!

01.02.2019
This event is open for everyone and free of charge. The event will be held in English but some presentations and discussions can also be held in Finnish if needed. The event is held at Kalasatama Urban Lab in REDI shopping centre (Hermannin rantatie 5). Instructions (in Finnish) how to get to Redi a...

Best 3D model in the world improves with age

24.01.2019
Helsinki's 3D city model will receive its 2-year update shortly. The designers of the model hope that the increasingly accurate digital twin of constructed Helsinki can be the basis for all urban planning in the future. Touted as the world's finest at the time of their publication, Helsinki's 3D cit...

Map art of numeric data with QGIS

26.09.2018
Topi Tjukanov's innovative visualisations are spreading around the world through Twitter. "There is a lot of data just lying around, which can be made really useful with a few small things." Ministry official during office hours, map artist in leisure time. The results of Topi Tjukanov's spare time...

Open geographic information is valuable

23.08.2018
With geographic information expert Antti Ahola's favourite tool ArcGIS numerical data turns into maps both at work and play. The data openers yearn for feedback about where the data they publish is being utilised. A rule of thumbs seems to be that the more valuable the data is to its utiliser, the l...

Artificial intelligence and open data could help to improve the energy-efficiency of buildings

21.06.2018
The City of Helsinki was one of the challenge setters in the 10 days 100 Challenges Open Innovation Program in June. The City of Helsinki encouraged the participants to create a solution based on open data to proactively reduce the energy consumption of buildings. The Innovation Program included sev...

Helsinki region GIS data freely at your disposal!

30.05.2018
Guide map, building data, traffic lanes, noise zones, subgrade data sets, population information grid, school admission areas and much more! Did you know that these and dozens of other GIS data sets from the Helsinki region are available as open data, freely at your disposal? The opening has given u...