Questionnaire: Are you interested in open data contests, hackathons etc. in Finland?

05.03.2018
Are you keen to have more visibility for your open data applications in Finland? Do you miss Apps4Finland? Have you got an idea you would like to realize and could use some support for your project? Or do you find hackathons more motivating than competitions? The six largest cities in Finland (Helsi...

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...

Open API whiteboard video

19.12.2017
Open application programming interface (API) is an unknown term for most non-technical people. A little bit scary - or at least dubious. What is it? Why should we make one, is it worth getting familiar with? What benefits could it have? Watch the API video in English (without subtitles / with subtit...

Potential open data for your Future City Challenge solution

17.11.2017
Future City Challenge 2018 competition has started! The goal of this competition is to find new innovative solutions and applications to simplify the everyday life of the citizens. The competition is aimed at companies, start-ups and students who are interested in solving city challenges. The best s...

Future City Challenge technologies and Helsinki region challenges presented at Helsinki Loves Developers

15.11.2017
Developing the city of the future through realistic cases. Future City Challenge provides IoT technologies for developers. IBM, Digita and Etteplan are organising the first nationwide competition in Finland to design innovative solutions and applications that make everyday life in cities easier. Cit...

Euro IA 2017 - Information Architecture and Design in Stockholm

14.11.2017
Being a city coder entails much more than just hammering away at ready-made Github issues. On the contrary, it is increasingly becoming a process of service design, starting from trying to figure out basic service needs and expectations, and constantly and iteratively honing the service with the act...

Join us in developing the most functional city in the world!

06.11.2017
The goal of the Future City Challenge 2018 competition is to find new innovative solutions and applications to simplify the everyday life of the citizens. The competition is aimed at companies, start-ups and students who are interested in solving city challenges. The best solvers in the competition...

Data tells more than gut feeling

13.10.2017
Consultant Heidi Enho got excited about delving into open data resources when the Power BI application was released in 2015. The visualization of Eurovision Song Contest winners throughout time, Alko’s interactive product catalog, Helsinki Region Transport’s passengers on a map, ... Sulava Ltd.’s co...

QGIS already suitable for experts

25.08.2017
Geographic information expert Faris Alsuhail uses a quickly developing, free and open source geographic information software in his own hobby projects as well as professionally. One of HRI application gallery’s most active data enthusiasts is geographic information expert Faris Alsuhail. Using open...

Democratic infosharing and transparency

07.07.2017
The past few years have seen such advances in the level of openness, transparency and efficiency within the local public administration in the Helsinki area that few would have imagined possible just a decade ago. Since 2011, when Helsinki launched its open data service HRI (Helsinki Region Infoshar...

Crowdsourcing and the IoT: new ways of collecting data about the city

24.03.2017
It's important for officials to have the most accurate and broad information possible about their domain of operation. In tune with this sentiment there are many ongoing ventures by the city of Helsinki and other organizations to explore new ways of collecting data, especially using distributed or m...

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...