The World Wide Web Foundation just released the IV edition of the ‘ Open Data Barometer ’, one of the best Rates for measuring the policies of momentum of open data undertaken by countries around the globe. Spain is forging ahead, and has moved from the thirteenth position in the ranking to be up to the eleventh, getting ahead of countries like denmark, germany or Sweden and maintaining a privileged position compared to states so far advanced in digital transformation as Switzerland, russia or Israel.
According to transcends in the report Spain mixes, the corporate ladder with mexico and ahead of us are only Great Britain, canada, france, united states of america, korea, Australia, new zealand, japan, Netherlands and norway. At its 4th edition, this barometer open data covers 115 countries and jurisdictions, an increase of 25 per cent the previous edition.
In the ranking of the european continent, spain, it is the fifth position behind the united kingdom, which is the first country in the world with a score of 100 on 100, followed by France (85), the netherlands (75) and norway (74).
The barometer on Spain 73 points about 100 in an index of 81 in ‘ Preparation ’, 58 in ‘ Implementation ’ and ‘ Impact 88 in the past year, however, when spain were in the 13th in the ranking, these ratings were 78 in ‘ Preparation ’, 57 in ‘ Implementation ’ and 63 in ‘ Impact ’, this latter figure that has propelled the improvement of our country's position.
The World Wide Web Foundation, in the foreword to the study, considers that the data are a global law. States should provide all those facts that people need and in formats that allow for its use easily. “ without good data it is impossible to get them to hold governments accountable for decisions taken, the policies adopted and the money budgeted spending ”, underlines the report.
The barometer analyzes the existence and quality of 15 key data sets (since land registration or government budgets) in all countries. It is also studied their updating, accessibility, possibility of re-use, free of charge, license type, interoperability and many other variables.
The report, in their concluding observations, provides five major recommendations for achieving more efficient management and effective implementation of the open data:
- The data-governmental organizations should be opened by default.
- Governments should decentralize open data in all departments and agencies.
- Governments must adopt the Open letter to ensure that the practices of open data integrate beyond political mandates.
- Governments should consult with citizens and intermediaries open which data are required to publish first.
- Governments should invest in open use data to improve the lives of marginalized groups.