Dublinked, the Open Data Portal for the Dublin Region, is an initiative by the four Dublin Local Authorities that enables citizens, researchers and businesses to reap the benefits of access to the region’s open data.
Open data is non-personal data generated by public bodies which can be made accessible for reuse and redistribution. Smart Dublin supports council staff to identify and publish suitable datasets, promoting an open data culture within the Local Authorities.
Dublinked currently hosts almost 300 datasets from across the four Dublin Local Authorities. The datasets available provide information on a host of activities across the Region; from information about sculptures in public parks, to pedestrian footfall indices, to commercial lease registrars.
Developing an Open Data culture within the Local Authorities promotes transparency and accountability to citizens, while also developing data literacy amongst staff, supporting evidence-based decision making.
Open data generated by the Dublin Local Authorities and shared with the public can be used by businesses, technologists, app developers, researchers and entrepreneurs to develop valuable services for Dubliners and stimulate economic vibrancy.