Portals, Apps and Visualizations for Open Government Data

Picking up Keith Andrews' suggestion [1], this is a MeetUp focusing on tools, services and projects dealing with Visualization, Apps-creation and Portals/Catalogs for Open [Government] Data. As this MeetUp is on the eve of Austrians first Open Government Data - Conference ( OGD2011) we expect to meet experts ans enthusiasts from Austria and abroad.


  • 19.00 Come together
  • 19.30 Presentations

    Keith Andrews
    ( IICM, Graz University of Technology)
    "Visualising Open Data" [2]

    Robert Harm
    ( open3)

    "Introducing DataMaps.eu - free tool for creating visualizations easily" and "Toilet Map Vienna - augmented-reality as a vis-tool for geodata

    Ivo Radulovski, Jürgen Mayrbäurl

    "Open Data Integration mittels Azure und Drupal“.

    Friedrich Lindenberg (OKFN), Thomas Schandl
    "CKAN Open Data Katalog, Thesauri mittels PoolParty für optimiertes Meta Daten Management und Open Data Search"

  • 20.30 Lightning Talks
    Up to max 7-8 Talks not longer than 4 minutes each - just stand up and talk!
    • How a MeetUp Group join the Vienna IT Cluster
    • OpenStreetMap - StateOfTheMap - Europe
    • Crowdsourced Cartography - Manuela Schmidt (TU Wien, Forschungsgruppe Kartographie)
    • Antonia Bradford 
    • Robert Cerny on Topincs (web database software, www.cerny-online.com/topincs)


  • 21.00 Meeting, Greeting, Networking and Music
    Drinks & finger food will be prepared for you.


This will be a mixed language meetup. Be prepared to listen and speak both - german and english.



[1] Keith: It needs to be much more work on providing decent user interfaces to open public data, especially if access is to be easy and intuitive for the general public. Research from the field of information visualisation gives us some pointers as to how we might address this.

[2] Abstract Keith Andrews: As more data becomes available on the web, there is an increasing need to provide intuitive user interfaces to this data, to make it more accessible to a wider audience. Recent advances in web-based information visualisation might point the way...


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  • Thomas Thurner

    lots and lots of new ideas shaken my brain

    June 22, 2011

  • Heidi Bellio

    rufus transmitted the topic with passion. some others were not really in their role as speakers ...

    June 16, 2011

  • Jürgen Mayrbäurl

    Gute Zusammenstellung der Vorträge und Lightning Talks. Sehr aktive Community!

    June 16, 2011

  • Ivo Radulovski

    just uploaded the Drupal / OGDI session http://files.meetup.com/1473264...­ For more information about our services check http://www.wearepropeople.com­


    1 · June 16, 2011

  • Axel Polleres

    A pitty, I had to miss today's meeting short notice. Looking forward to learn about upcoming events and outcomes.

    June 15, 2011

  • Martin Kaltenboeck

    Die SWC verlost morgen am MeetUp die letzten 5 übrigen Konferenztickets zur OGD2011 am 16.6.2011 im Palais Strudlhof in Wien an die Open Data Community - siehe: http://www.ogd2011.at­

    1 · June 14, 2011

  • Andreas Trawöger

    Live demo until midnight. How to fully eclipse a large celestial object: http://mofi2011.kuffner-sternwa...­

    1 · June 14, 2011

  • Robert Cerny

    Any slots left? I want give a lightning talk on Topincs, my web database software: http://www.cerny-online.com/top...­

    May 26, 2011

  • Heidi Bellio

    have a look at http://www.respekt.net/projekte...­
    wenn da schon die daten gesammelt werden, wärs doch schön, die gleich in einem offenen format bereitzustellen, oder? Vielleicht lässt sich da ja eine Zusammenarbeitsmöglichkeit finden .... ?

    April 9, 2011

  • Ton Zijlstra

    Making sure I will arrive timely in Vienna for the OGD conference to also attend this meet-up

    March 11, 2011

  • Thomas Thurner

    Antonia, it would be perfect, if you can give me two sentence about your 4-minutes slot, so i'm able to update the agenda.

    March 1, 2011

  • Antonia Bradford

    Are the 'Lighting talks' going to be totally informal or do you plan to get a list of willing speakers prior to the day? If so, I would like to reserve a four minute slot for myself.

    1 · March 1, 2011

  • Leo Sauermann

    We can demo Refinder. This is (as some of you know from the last meetup where we launched the Beta) a gui for linked data and it would serve as input for discussions. Also, we are actively looking for *awesome* visualizations of data.

    February 7, 2011

  • Andreas Blumauer

    Suggestions for presentations are welcome! Also webcasts, if you can´t come.

    February 7, 2011

  • Robert Barta

    Visualisation is HARD. Proper visualisation is EVEN HARDER and always carries with it an agenda. Visualisation is effectively politics with symbols. So, yes, I want that :-)

    January 31, 2011

  • Keith Andrews

    I will take my laptop to the meeting in Graz tomorrow (Tue 31 Aug 2010) night and can give a short impromptu talk if desired.

    August 30, 2010

  • Andreas Blumauer

    Keith, this is an excellent input, since tools like Pivot etc. get used more often also by the linked data community. Are you around in one of the next meetups to give a talk about information visualisation in the context of linked data, open data, big data etc.?

    August 30, 2010

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