From sustainability and health to crime statistics and political data: around 6,250 datasets from 97 organisations are available to the public via the opendata.swiss portal – at least in theory. In practice, however, this wealth of information is only really accessible to a small section of the Swiss population; the IT skills required of users are too high – not to mention the effort involved.
Yet, access to open and freely usable government data is an important element in promoting transparency, participation and innovation in all areas of society. So it is hardly surprising that the promotion of the use of data plays an important role in the Open Government Data Strategy.
Take part in our challenge and help us, the Federal Statistical Office and the CORSTAT community of interests to develop a solution that allows the Swiss population to make use of this extensive source of information as easily and intuitively as possible.