supporting digital creativity concerning mobility in Belgium
iRail supports digital creativity concerning mobility in Belgium. This is an attempt to make the railway time schedules in Belgium easily available for anyone.
Our main site, which you can find here
, consists of a very easy mobile website to look up time schedules using our own API. Our API can be found here
. Be sure to check it out!
Open Knowledge Belgium
W4P – Crowdsourcing open innovation
An open crowdsourcing platform for open and social innovation projects
W4P is a collaboration between Open Knowledge Belgium and iDROPS and supported by the EU and the CHESTproject. This Open Source platform will enable cities, foundations and community groups to setup a lightweight crowdsourcing platform for projects that seek financial aid, coaching, volunteers or materials. Check out the source-code for W4P here
, or check out our pilot project here
Transforming data formats into web readable formats
The DataTank is a tool which publishes data to the Web from a series of formats. The tool is maintained as an open source project within Open Knowledge Belgium. Check out the Datatank here, or the demo here.
Letting youngsters discover Open Data through interactive video
This project is being developed
as we speak. Bottom line? How can we get youngsters
to learn more about Open Data
in a fun and accessible way. We chose to bring our message through interactive video
, as young adults tend to be visual types. Datawijs will contain several videos about Open Data, its history, and more importantly its future and how the youngsters themselves can work with it. Starting out with definitions about Open Data, to ultimately end up creating
a first application of visualisation based on existing open datasets.
Check out Datawijs here
Apps For X
Skyrocket your hackathon!
Apps for X is template which hackathons (or other events) can. It uses OctoberCMS (Laravel based) and has a few basic functionalities out of the box such as a blog, showcases, a twitter wall, events and sessions, etc. Highly customizable. Check out the source code here
Apps For X Light
A hackathon one-page website
Apps For X Lights is the perfect template if you don’t need extra functionalities for your hackathon/event website, or you just need something last minute. Check out a demo here
or get the source code here
Data portals in Belgium
We provide an overview for those who are looking for Belgian local, regional, federal or themed dataportals.
Did we miss one? Is one of the links not working? Contact us and we will adjust it right away.
Local Open Data Portals
Themed open data portals
OpenCultuurdata: Cultural Data in Belgium
Flemish Tourist Data
Open Data of the Flemish Parlement
Agiv: Geodata in Flanders
Mobility-data in the Brussels region
Urbis Geo Data in the Brussels region
Accessibility data in West Flanders
International open data portals
European Union Data Portal
Federated European Data Portal