The Central Bohemian Region will publish open data on the OICT Golemio platform

21. 12. 2022

The Central Bohemian Region and the Prague Capital City are closely intertwined in many areas. They will now present all open data. The publication of meaningful and publicly credible information produced by the Central Bohemian Region is one of the priorities of the programme statement of the Regional Council.

The service will run on the Golemio platform, which is operated by a team of data specialists from the Prague municipal company Operátor ICT (OICT) and will continue to be developed. "Digitisation and transparent disclosure of information are among our priorities. I am extremely pleased that our citizens will have access to a range of useful information that they can use in their everyday lives - how? A lot of data about the Central Bohemian Region is already being processed by the Golemio data platform.  Especially in the area of public transport. The aim is to expand these datasets with additional data such as the list of public contracts and suppliers, subsidies provided or the occupancy of upcoming P+R parking lots in the region. One of the outputs is, for example, a transparent overview of Transport Service Standards for individual municipalities," says Petra Pecková, Governor of the Central Bohemian Region.

"We are pleased that the Central Bohemian Region has chosen the OICT Golemio data platform as a partner to implement transparent data publication. Our company has extensive experience in publishing various datasets. We also publish a number of outputs ourselves that support the transparency approach. Connecting data and people to the real world of the city and its leadership. This is where we see the potential to develop the city in a natural way. And the OICT Golemio data platform is just the right tool for this, as it is able to work with any type of data, which can be further processed and analysed by experts, development groups, officials or city companies" adds Tomas Barczi, CEO of OICT.

The next step can be, for example, the analysis of Waze data, where we can monitor the utilization of regional roads, delays and section passes over time or report on reported potholes. This allows the Region Road Department to learn more quickly about the need for road repairs and to refine the prioritization of repairs and construction. "Data on the occupancy and capacity of secondary schools, social facilities, cycling or, for example, energy and energy consumption in the region's buildings will certainly be interesting," says Petra Pecková.

As outlined, the volume of published data should continue to grow. "In the first quarter of 2023, we plan to launch data sets with an overview of public procurement and subsidies provided. Prague offers citizens and visitors not only the aforementioned Golemio data platform, but also operates a well-organized website, where data is presented in an easy-to-understand and excellently designed form. I believe that as soon as we collect interesting data for the public that deserves a nice graphic display, will be a great example," says Tomáš Zmuda, Vice-Chairman of the Regional Committee for Digitisation and Smart Region.

"We have been successfully developing the Golemio data platform for several years. In that time, our team of data experts has been part of dozens of different projects where our data processing has helped city leaders make sound and informed decisions. The Golemio platform has also won a number of professional awards for this work. It's great to see that data is also a necessary driving force for the Central Bohemian Region, which can significantly help it to improve the quality and life standard of people in the region. A great advantage of our solution is that we provide it as open source software with freely available source codes. The outputs from Golemio are ready for immediate decision-making using dashboards and for further machine processing," adds Petr Suška, Director of Smart City, Innovation and Project Management at OICT.

The region started working on the project at the beginning of this year, when it entered into a contract with OICT for cooperation in data collection, data set creation, data management and data sharing. The organization has many years of experience in collecting, analysing and publishing data using tools such as Microsoft Power BI or mapping applications.

The OICT Golemio data platform was publicly launched in June 2018, it is a system for integrating, storing, processing and visualizing mainly urban data, as well as for creating open data. The data it publishes comes from different sources and areas. For example, it contains information from transport, including data on parking, public transport, as well as housing, metropolitan assets, car traffic, cycling and walking, social services, public procurement, etc.