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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Map art of numeric data with QGIS

26.09.2018
Topi Tjukanov's innovative visualisations are spreading around the world through Twitter. "There is a lot of data just lying around, which can be made really useful with a few small things." Ministry official during office hours, map artist in leisure time. The results of Topi Tjukanov's spare time...

Open geographic information is valuable

23.08.2018
With geographic information expert Antti Ahola's favourite tool ArcGIS numerical data turns into maps both at work and play. The data openers yearn for feedback about where the data they publish is being utilised. A rule of thumbs seems to be that the more valuable the data is to its utiliser, the l...