Open Data For Smart City - Alka Misra, Senior Technical Director, Open Government Data Platform, National Portal of India

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Open Data For Smart CityAlka Misra, Scientist-F, HoD Open Government Data Division,National Informatics Centre

What is Smart City ?The use of Smart Computing technologies to make the critical infrastructure components and services of a citywhich include city administration, education,healthcare, public safety, real estate, transportation, and utilitiesmore intelligent, interconnected, and efficientA city can be defined as smart when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic developmentand a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action and engagement. (Caragliu et al. 2009)A Smart City is one that is able to link physical capital with social one, and to develop better services and infrastructures. It is able to bring togethertechnology, information, and political vision, into a coherent Programme of urban and service improvements.A city connecting the physical infrastructure, the ITinfrastructure, the social infrastructure, and thebusiness infrastructure to leverage the collectiveintelligence of the city

Data Connects all aspects of Smart City

Making city data available online using open standards will make the operation of city government more effective, transparent and accountable to the public.

It will streamline Intra-governmental and inter-governmental communicationInteroperabilityPermit the public to assist in identifying efficient solutions for governmentPromote innovative strategies for social progressAvenues for economically viable models.Data/Open Data and Smart City

New frontier for Planner-Citizen interaction emerges from the open data movement.

In some cities, local governments are actively engaged in releasing municipal data through open data catalogues.

With these data liberated, developers and Urbanites are creating new apps to address important issues in their communities

Transparency and Civic engagement are two important expectations and requirements in urban planning practice and these two values are also central to the open data movement

Although it is early days, the frontier of open data in urban planning is full of opportunities and challenges that we need to explore furtherOpen Data in Urban Planning

Should have data governance plan for the cityBuild different user interfacesCreate an interactive data model to engage citizens and businessesOpen Data is the Need for Smart Cities

Model-1: Open Datasets can be directly be published either on

Model-2: State/Department/City Local Government Body can have their own data portal for publishing of Open Datasets as an instance of through Software as a Service (SaaS)Offering Models of OGD Platform

StateNo of DatasetsMadhya Pradesh89Haryana51Tamil Nadu18Meghalaya19Chhattisgarh5Karnataka1

States Contributing directly on OGD Platform


Availability of smart city Indicators data at

It has been decided all the datasets of SmartNet would be collected from Cities on

Chief Data Officers are being nominated from city level

Nomination forms of Chief Data Officers and Contributors sent to all the cities by MoUD

SmartNet Data through OGD Platform India

City Profiles: It would be user-fed data. This information template shall be made available to cities for updating when required.

Data: City Size, Land-use, Built-form, Inter and Intra City Access and Transportation Network, Industry profile, Track record of Schemes, Programmes and Projects (all ministries), Existing Governance Structure and Directory, Municipal Finance

Smart City Mission data:Data: Citizen Participation , Identity and Culture , Economy and Employment , Education, Health, Safety and Security, Mixed Use , Compactness, Open Spaces, Housing and Inclusiveness , Transportation and Mobility , Walkable, IT Connectivity , Intelligent Government Services , Energy Supply , Water Supply , Underground Electric Wiring , Sanitation, Waste Management , Water Management , Waste Water Management / Water Quality , Air Quality , Energy Efficiency , Energy Source

AMRUTData: Water Supply, Sewage and Seepage Management, Storm water drainage, Open Space, Urban transport

SmartNet data through OGD Platform India

OGD: Potential Impact

OGD : Ecosystem for Smart Cities

NDSAP was formulated through an extensive process of consultation. It was gazette notified on 17th March 2012

NDSAP mandates all Ministries/Departments to release maximum possible datasets in the public domain

NDSAP is applicable toAll sharable non-sensitive dataGovernment Ministries, Departments & Associated OfficesFull Text at Data Sharing & Accessibility Policy (NDSAP)

Department of Science & Technology (DST) :Serve the nodal functions of coordination and monitoring of policy

Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY)Issue detailed implementation guidelines including the technology and standards for data and metadata

National Informatics CentreEstablish Data Portal India ( Identification & Publishing of datasets in Consultation with Chief Data Officer

Ministry/ Departments/StatesNominate Nodal Officer (as Chief Data Officer)Contribute datasets in Open Format Manage their Open Data Programme

NDSAP: Key Stakeholders

OGD: Implementation Strategy

111 Chief Data Officer have been nominated 44,700+ Datasetsunder 4043 catalogs by 102 departments930+ Visualizations have been createdDatasets 8.76 Million times viewed & 3.49 Million times downloaded444 APIsNumbers as on date

OGD Platform Features

OGD Platform Services

OGD Accolades

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