Open data 10 years in Finland: routine and party

29.10.2019
In the autumn of 2009, HRI saw the light of day and the first open data application competition Apps For Democracy was arranged. The first decade of open data is celebrated in Finland on 8–10 October 2019. In ten years, the enthusiasm of the pioneers of open data has made opening data a routine prac...

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,...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

The 10 days Open Innovation Program starts - Reduce energy consumption of the buildings in Helsinki with open data

09.05.2018
City of Helsinki is one of the challenge setters in the 10 days 100 Challenges Open Innovation Program from 4th to 15th of June at A Grid, Aalto University Otaniemi in Espoo. This unique 10-day program aims to develop methods for solving real-life problems with leading companies, professional expert...

Helsinki Loves Developers: Helsinki Region GIS data freely at your disposal!

10.04.2018
Did you know that dozens of sets of GIS (geographic information system) data from the Helsinki Metropolitan Area are available as open data for your use? These include guide maps, building data, road maps, traffic noise zones, land cover data, population grid, school admission areas and much more! S...

Open data is a solid base for new business

07.03.2018
The Open Data Day on 3/3/2018 was celebrated in Helsinki by presenting the best open data business cases and new data sets. The world’s first Mobility as a Service application Whim, connecting various modes of transport to fixed price monthly packages, started its worldwide conquest from Helsinki. T...