New brochure about open data usage in Helsinki Region

15.08.2019
Helsinki Region Infoshare service provides open data for researchers, journalists, data nerds, humanists, civil servants, business developers, tourists, neighbourhood activists, historians, statisticians, artificial intelligence, citizens, event organizers, hands-on makers, traffic planners, entrepr...

Helsinki to become carbon neutral by utilizing data

09.08.2019
The City of Helsinki intends to be carbon neutral by the year 2035. The Helsinki Loves Developers event on 22 May 2019 at the Helsinki City Hall focused on finding ways to speed up the energy revolution through the use of open data. “If we don’t know the extent of the emissions and what causes them,...

R language is the data analyst’s choice

13.05.2019
IoT Data Analyst Seija Sirkiä used her favourite tool to study how a politician benefits from his or her name. Seija Sirkiä is living her dream job as a Senior Data Scientist at analytics company Houston Analytics. Statistics is a beautiful combination of mathematics and social sciences, and you get...

Helsinki Loves Developers: Boosting energy transition

07.05.2019
Helsinki aims to be carbon-neutral in 2035 - in practise this means a huge energy transition in coming years! The change requires appropriate data in order to understand consumption habits, make changes and create sustainable solutions. Helsinki has lots of useful data, e.g. buildings and energy con...

Great overview to the ongoing IoT projects in Helsinki

26.03.2019
City of Helsinki is one of the forerunners in open data but also in testing and implementing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. This became clear at the Helsinki Loves Developers meetup organised at Kalasatama Urban Lab in Helsinki on 7th March 2019. During this open event the participants got a gr...

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...