Open Data Applications

While open data applications are limited in Turkey still there are various examples.

The data that is produced by the Directorate General of Meteorology like weather predications and climatization models are archived by the agency. Since the data that is sent to Global Telecommunications by the agency is comprehensible, it is considered open data. Also this data is transmitted in GPS code and the systems convert the data to a comprehensible format.

Municipality of Gaziantep Şahinbey has developed an Open Data Portal and started test broadcast on 18 data cluster groupings.

Ongoing work:

In line with the action of “43. Supporting Smart Applications” included in the 2015-2018 Information Society Strategy and Action Plan call based support will be provided for development of smart applications using public data that is produced by central and local governments.

In line with the action of “E4.2.2.Transforming Public Data to Open Data and Sharing Data” included in the 2016-2019 National e-Government Strategy and Action Plan the data that is being shared with the public by agencies will be shared in a format that is readable / workable by machines. It will be possible to analyze the data in question thus enabling statistics to be used in different studies.

In line with the action of “E4.2.3-Developing a Public Investment and Realization Monitoring Portal”, the investment plans and programs made by public agencies and institutions and the realization and investment status of work included in investment plans and programs will be presented for the use of stakeholders through the portal (citizens, private sector, nongovernmental organizations, etc.). At the same time investment and realization information will be shared as open data to enable stakeholders to create economic added value by analyzing and researching.

In line with the action of “E4.2.4-Developing a Public Expenditure Monitoring Portal”, the budget expenditures by public agencies and institutions will be presented, in detail to be determined, for the use of stakeholders (citizens, private sector, nongovernmental organizations, etc.)  in a portal. At the same time public expenditure information will be shared as open data to enable stakeholders to create economic added value by analyzing and researching.