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...

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...

HRI launches a new version of website

01.03.2018
The Helsinki Region Infoshare website (HRI.fi) has gone through a major overhaul, updating the site to comply with the common data portal format built jointly by the six largest Finnish cities within the 6Aika development programme. The cities have harmonized their open data portals and metadata mod...

Strengthen your business with open data!

16.12.2016
Are you looking into transforming your business, services or customer base? Could open data bring much needed added value to either your business or directly to your customers? Now it's the perfect time to grasp the many opportunities on offer from the six largest cities in Finland (Helsinki, Espoo,...

Combining datasets improved findability

14.09.2016
Almost 1300 datasets in January, around 600 in February and now the counter on the frontpage of HRI shows 549. Good grief, has HRI begun deleting data? Not exactly, but a large operation of re-organising HRI’s datasets, which involved combining and harmonising datasets where possible. No data has be...

5th anniversary of open data pioneer Helsinki Region Infoshare

18.05.2016
City procurement data, historical aerial photos and postal code areasare among the most downloaded open data on the Helsinki Region Infoshare service. The usage statistics of Helsinki Region Infoshare (HRI) reveal that the service's most downloaded dataset of all time are the procurement data files...

Clarifying the HRI data catalog content halves the number of datasets

18.11.2015
In January 2016, Helsinki Region Infoshare (HRI) will begin a large task, in which the smallest published datasets will be merged into larger datasets. As a result, it will approximately halve the number of available datasets. Although the number of datasets is drastically reduced, content will not...

Striking developer weekend at Ultrahack: Butterfly Effect and Routes Helsinki pocket the main prizes

10.11.2015
Hundreds of excited developers gathered at Konepaja Bruno in Helsinki (6th - 8th November 2015) to solve challenges set out by the City of Helsinki and other challenge partners during the 48-hours Ultrahack hackathon. Ultrahack is a part of Slush Hacks, which is the biggest hackathon in Europe. The...

Seek funding for the realisation of your open data ideas

23.09.2014
The third instalment of the Datademo project is distributing micro funding for the development of new apps through a transparent idea search and selection process. The resulting apps must utilise open data and be of benefit to citizens. The third and final round of submitting ideas started on Friday...

Helsinki opens a window to its information systems

17.09.2014
The City of Helsinki has published a register of its information systems. The list comprises 843 systems, and it has been published by Helsinki Region Infoshare (HRI) as open data. The information systems register contains a wide variety of data. For example, the ZIMS animal register contains the pe...

HRI Whiteboard Video

12.09.2014
How can data silos be opened? What kind of ingredients can be found in the open data ‘sandbox’? What can be built from these ingredients? How does open data look drawn and visualised? Open data and the HRI service are depicted in a new promotional video. The 3-minute clip showcases the principles of...

A Transparent City

07.01.2014
Imagine a city where public decision-making is easy for all to follow and comment on using any digital channel. A solution to this challenge is being sought in Helsinki, which has long been working to unlock the data reserves related to municipal decision-making. In September 2013, more than 1,000 s...