What is it about?
Through its Open Data platform, the City of Brussels makes available over 500 data sets (in French, Dutch and English), which can be exported in different formats, viewed in the form of tables, charts or maps, and embedded on websites or blogs. Developers will be especially interested in the APIs that promote the use of data sets. Most of the data sets are from the City of Brussels, others come from regional or federal authorities.
The visitor can easily access information that interests him or her. For example, one can request the location of the parking places for the disabled or the evolution of the population of Brussels since 1921.
The Open Data platform has 3 objectives: improving democratic efficiency (through transparency), more efficient public action (thanks to the simplification of information systems and the removal of silos) and the proposal of new means for economic and social development and innovation (by developing new services based on data).