Enabling a user-driven, sustainable and fair open data ecosystem


The Knowledge Centre Open Data of Delft University of Technology focuses on one of the most promising policies promoting the accessibility of data: open data policies. The research focuses on the governance of open data, its societal and economic impact, and the legal restrictions on or conditions for implementing and utilizing open data policies.

Open data research and education

The research of the Knowledge Centre Open Data is part of the Geoinformation Technology and Governance Research Programme of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of Delft University of Technology. The Knowledge Centre also contributes to the MSc Programme in Geomatics and the MSc Programme in Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA).

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GSDI Open Geospatial Data Webinar

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on GSDI Open Geospatial Data Webinar admin

In this GSDI Association’s webinar on Geospatial Open Data on November 16, attended by almost a hundred participants, Knowledge center’s Bastiaan van Loenen provided a web presentation on the basics of open data, its scope, benefits and a snapshot of open data research challenges. See Bastiaan’s presentation. See here for the Seminar report.

PhD Afternoon OTB

October 3, 2017 Comments Off on PhD Afternoon OTB news

On Wednesday 27 September the PhD Afternoon OTB took place, during which 19 PhD researchers of OTB presented their work. Also two KCOD researchers, Lorenzo Dalla Corte and Agung Indrajit , participated in this event. Lorenzo presented his research on Balancing the Right to Data Protection with Open Data. The central research question of his PhDRead More…

Successful EuroSDR workshop at KCOD

September 29, 2017 Comments Off on Successful EuroSDR workshop at KCOD news

On Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 September the EuroSDR workshop on Sustainable Open Data Business Models for NMCAs was organized at Delft University of Technology. Representatives from the national mapping mapping and cadastral agencies (NMCAs) but also from other public and private organizations participated in this two-day workshop on open data business models and the impact ofRead More…

Book chapter on the emergence of Open SDIs in Europe

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Book chapter on the emergence of Open SDIs in Europe news

Glenn Vancauwenberghe and Bastiaan van Loenen have co-authored a book chapter on the Emergence of Open Spatial Data Infrastructures in the book ‘User Centric E-Government: Challenges and Opportunities‘, edited by Saqib Saeed, T. Ramayah and Zaigham Mahmood. The book provides user studies and theories related to user-centered technology design processes for e-government projects. The bookRead More…

Open data discussions at FLAGIS seminar

September 22, 2017 Comments Off on Open data discussions at FLAGIS seminar news

On Thursday 21 September, KCOD researcher Glenn Vancauwenberghe participated in the ‘Smart ideas, smart solutions’ seminar organised by FLAGIS, the Flemish Association for Geographic Information Systems. The seminar brought together practitioners from the public and the private sector and researchers to discuss about the key challenges in the domain of geospatial information in Flanders. GlennRead More…

KCOD @ INSPIRE Conference 2017

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on KCOD @ INSPIRE Conference 2017 news

Several KCOD researchers presented their work during the INSPIRE Conference 2017 in Kehl (Germany) and Strasbourg (France). The conference aimed to contribute to the implementation of the European INSPIRE Directive by 2020 and demonstrate the potential of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure resulting from INSPIRE for the environment and the EU Digital society. On Wednesday, MScRead More…

Open SDI/INSPIRE Workshop: presentations and results

September 5, 2017 Comments Off on Open SDI/INSPIRE Workshop: presentations and results news

On September 4 2017, the Knowledge Centre Open Data organised the well attended workshop ‘Towards a Map of Open SDI/INSPIRE’ at the INSPIRE 2017 Conference in Kehl (Germany) and Strasbourg (France).  In this workshop, several experts presented their view and experiences on Open  SDI and a first prototype of the ‘Map of Open SDI in Europe’ wasRead More…

Prototype of the Map of Open SDI

September 3, 2017 Comments Off on Prototype of the Map of Open SDI news

The ‘Map of Open SDI in Europe’, a project of the Knowledge Centre Open Data of Delft University of Technology, is developed to provide SDI decision makers, practitioners and researchers with a more comprehensive understanding of the openness of spatial data infrastructures in Europe. The Map covers three key dimensions of Open SDIs: readiness, implementationRead More…

Open SDI/INSPIRE workshop @ INSPIRE Conference 2017

August 28, 2017 Comments Off on Open SDI/INSPIRE workshop @ INSPIRE Conference 2017 news

The Knowledge Centre organizes a 3-hour workshop on ‘The Map of Open SDI/INSPIRE” at the INSPIRE 2017 Conference in Kehl (Germany) and Strasbourg (France).  In this workshop, which will be held on Monday 4 September 2017,  a first prototype of the ‘Map of Open SDI in Europe’ will be presented, showing the results of a firstRead More…

Sustainable Open Data Business Models for NMCAs

August 28, 2017 Comments Off on Sustainable Open Data Business Models for NMCAs news

The EuroSDR workshop on Sustainable Open Data Business Models for NMCAs will be organized in Delft (the Netherlands) on 18 and 19 September 2017. The workshop will bring together the NMCAs to present and share their experiences of open data and discuss the research results with representatives of academia. Issues that will discussed will be: What wereRead More…

European Data Portal visits KC Open Data

July 5, 2017 Comments Off on European Data Portal visits KC Open Data admin

Heleen Vollers and Jorn Berends of the European Data Portal project visited the Knowledge Center Open Data on July 3rd. Together with a group of Geomatics students we discussed the need for data portals, the experiences of the students with data portals and reviewed the European Data Portal. Bastiaan van Loenen presented research performed byRead More…

First PhD day TU Delft and KU Leuven

July 5, 2017 Comments Off on First PhD day TU Delft and KU Leuven admin

On June 30 PhD candidates of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Delft University of Technology exchanged their PhD research concepts and ideas with each other in Leuven. Joep Crompvoets welcomed the Delft guest and introduced KU Leuven and the Public Governance Institute and Bastiaan van Loenen introduced the Knowledge Center Open Data. The PhD candidatesRead More…

Personal Data Protection in the Smart City

July 5, 2017 Comments Off on Personal Data Protection in the Smart City admin

On June 29, Lorenzo Dalla Corte presented the paper entitled ‘Personal Data Protection as a Nonfunctional Requirement in the Smart City’s Development’ at the 13th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics in Barcelona. “Smart city” is a buzzword, highly hyped up and evading a unitary characterisation. Its blurriness is highlighted by the broad arrayRead More…

New article on the Registration of Multi-Level Property Rights in 3D

June 24, 2017 Comments Off on New article on the Registration of Multi-Level Property Rights in 3D news

KCOD researcher Hendrik Ploeger is co-author of an article in ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information on the registration of multi-level property rights in 3D in the Netherlands. The article reports on the first 3D cadastral registration in The Netherlands, accomplished in March 2016. The solution was sought within the current cadastral, organisational, and technical frameworks to obtain aRead More…

dg.o 2018 in Delft

June 23, 2017 Comments Off on dg.o 2018 in Delft news

The 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research – dg.o 2018 will be hosted by Delft University of Technology, from 30 May till 1 June 2018.  The dg.o conferences are an established forum for presentation, discussion, and demonstration of interdisciplinary research on digital government, political participation, civic engagement, technology innovation, applications, and practice. EachRead More…

KCOD @ ECDG 2017

June 16, 2017 Comments Off on KCOD @ ECDG 2017 admin

The KCOD contributed to the 17th European Conference on Digital Government ECDG 2017 from 12-13 June 2017.  Bastiaan van Loenen presented the paper entitled “Log File Analytics for Gaining Insight into Actual Use of Open Data” based on the research of Wouter Labots. Following open data policies worldwide, an increasing number of public organisations has now published openRead More…

KCOD @ Tilting Perspectives 2017

May 19, 2017 Comments Off on KCOD @ Tilting Perspectives 2017 news

Several KCOD researchers contributed to the 5th bi-annual TILTing Perspectives conference organised by the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) from 17-19 May 2017.  Lorenzo Dalla Corte was chair of the session ‘Data Science, Civil Rights and Activism’. Bastiaan van Loenen was co-author of a paper on ‘Data sharing mechanisms and privacy challenges in Data Collaboratives:Read More…

Pre-conference workshop Open Data for Open Cities

May 15, 2017 Comments Off on Pre-conference workshop Open Data for Open Cities news

The pre-conference workshop ‘Open Data for Open Cities: Re-use and discovery level‘ was held at the 20th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Wageningen, 9th May 2017.  Key topics of the workshop were the impact of open data in cities and spatial point analysis processes. During the workshop, Bastiaan van Loenen gave a presentation on theRead More…

Agung Indrajit presented at AGILE 2017

May 15, 2017 Comments Off on Agung Indrajit presented at AGILE 2017 news

KCOD researcher and PhD candidate Agung Indrajit presented his short paper on ‘Multi-Domain Master Spatial Data Management for Open SII in Indonesian Smart Cities’ at the AGILE 2017 Conference. AGILE 2017, the annual international conference on Geographic Information Science organized the Association of European Geo-Information Laboraties (AGILE), was held from 9 -12 May in Wageningen,Read More…

A future for electronic handling of real estate transactions

May 1, 2017 Comments Off on A future for electronic handling of real estate transactions admin

Recently, the section Geo-information and Land Policy (Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft) and the University of Leiden joined hands in research into the state of digitalisation of land registers and public records in EU countries. The Centre for Safety and Security of the Strategic Alliance Leiden-Delft-Erasmus, a three university cooperation, has been awarded a grant for thisRead More…

Sector should take up open data legal protection

May 1, 2017 Comments Off on Sector should take up open data legal protection news

The Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference in Brussels in January 2016, led by Damian Clifford (KU Leuven), hosted a well-attended panel session ‘Data protection and open data in the smart city environment’ place. PhD Lorenzo dalla Corte (Knowledge Open Data), expert in this field, was the initiator of this panel. Also three other panelistsRead More…

KCOD @ GSDI15

May 1, 2017 Comments Off on KCOD @ GSDI15 news

The Ministry of Interior of Taiwan and the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) together organized the 15th GSDI World Conference in Taipei, Taiwan. The conference lasted for five days, from 29 November to 2nd December in 2016. The main theme of the conference was Spatial Enablement in Smart Homeland, including three main topics of Smart DisasterRead More…

PhD thesis Frederika Welle Donker

May 1, 2017 Comments Off on PhD thesis Frederika Welle Donker news

On 6 December 2016, Frederika Welle Donker successfully defended her PhD thesis ‘From access to re-use: a user’s perspective on public sector information availability’. With more public sector geographic information becoming available as open data and with rapid technological developments, a trickle of web services and apps based on public sector information can be witnessed. However, the predictedRead More…

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