The open data impact map is a searchable, centralized database of open data use cases from around the world.
It is a collaborative effort that draws on previous studies, examples from an international network of Regional Supporters, an online survey, and thorough research. By bringing these many examples together in a centralized platform, the Map makes it possible to filter, compare, analyze, and study the wide range of use cases for open data. The Map is now in beta and will be officially launched in 2016; it will be continuously maintained and updated.
The Open Data Impact Map is intended to:
- Demonstrate the value of open government data in a range of applications;
- Identify key trends and best practices in open data use; and
- Provide a basis for further analysis of the impact of open data globally.
The Open Data Impact Map is supported with funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) as part of the Open Data for Development (OD4D) Network.