Welcome to explore cube-shaped Helsinki

11.05.2020
Even though physical movement is more restricted during the coronavirus epidemic, it is now possible to explore Helsinki virtually in a three-dimensional Minecraft world. Minecraft is a popular open, cube-based game world, where the players can now delve into building, for example, the most function...

Best open data initiative of 2018 shares Helsinki’s data to a billion users

04.12.2019
The MyHelsinki Open API for distribution of tourism data won the HRI’s annual award as the best data opening in 2018. The world’s first API for open tourism data provides Helsinki data, for example, to a billion users of WeChat application. How can a small café in Helsinki tell a billion mobile user...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Available public spaces! Integrate them into your service?

21.02.2017
Cities possess hundreds of public spaces, premises and equipment - for example, the City of Helsinki has about 3000 buildings. Use of public spaces can be optimized but it requires real-time availability and reservation information. Now, with Helsinki’s recently opened resource reservation API, rele...

Information about Finland shared through an open API in many languages

09.02.2017
The text contents of the Infopankki.fi website have been opened for everyone to use through an open application programming interface (API). The website contains important information for immigrants about permit matters, working life and entrepreneurship, studying Finnish, housing and living in Finl...