Malta launches the first official Open Data Portal

The Local Government Association launches the first official open data portal in Malta, offering a wide number of tourism datasets open for using and reusing as well as useful and interesting information concerning open data.

The portal has been created as a result of the HOMER project, harmonising open data in the Mediterranean through better access and reuse of public sector information.

Open data Malta is aiming at making available and exploitable Public Sector Information (PSI) related to tourism sector in order to ensure transparency. Simply opening PSI the citizens can be better informed and participate in the decision making process. Open data is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. Also, the economic value of PSI, whose wider re-use is considered a primary content resource for the development of digital markets.

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