open data poster

open gov data poster (Dutch) >> page 1 page 2

open gov data poster (English) >> page 1 page 2
open gov data poster (Deutch) >> poster pdf
open gov data poster (Francaise) >> poster pdf

It gives me great pleasure to finally complete a design project i’ve been tinkering with for months, the “how to open government data(and how not to)” poster. It forms the last part of Ton Zijlstra and my research project on open government data for for the Ministry of Interior Affairs (Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties). Special thanks go to BUROPONY for the design of the poster and to Ot van Daalen from Bits of Freedom for filtering legal and judicial elements and the general flow.

The poster was intended to provide a lightweight and easy to understand visual explanation of the issues around open government data for civil servants. I set one design parameter, “let’s make it printable on most office printers”. At the same time, we wanted to release it for reuse hence the Creative Commons license. So if you are a civil servant reading this, print it out and put it up in a public place. Hopefully it will encourage a discussion which can reduce fear around the subject and help with a data census and important data sets getting published correctly.

The open data posters are currently available in English and Dutch as a PDF. If you want to translate the poster into another language, fire me an email and i can send you the source files.

8 Responses to “Open Government Data Poster”

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  5. Robert Says:

    Hello James,
    we made a German translation of your poster and published it on http://www.open3.at/grundlagen/leitfaden-zur-freigabe-von-daten
    It would be great if you could add the link to this article and the poster to your flickr account.
    regards,
    Robert

  6. Leitfaden zum Veröffentlichen von Daten » Generic, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike, Creative-Commons-Lizenz, Berücksichtigung, BY-NC-SA, Download » open3.at Says:

    [...] zum Veröffentlichen von Daten 13. Februar 2011 | Autor: Robert Harm Das “Open Government Data Poster” wurde ursprünglich von James Burke von lifesized.net schon im November 2009 erstellt. Bis [...]

  7. James Burke Says:

    For sure! Consider it added. Hungarian version is on the way. I know of also a Norwegian version although still don’t have a copy of it.

  8. julio Says:

    Hi,
    I´m in Mexico and I need this poster in spanish. Please, could you send me the source files? Tks.
    u2mexico@gmail.com

    Regards

    Julio

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