Tate dataset is published under the Creative Commons Zero License

Nowadays, it is easier than ever to publish your datasets online. There is a plethora of online tools that you can make use of to host your data, such as, Github and Google Spreadsheets. Tate art gallery holds national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day, as well as international modern and […]

Egyptian Traffic Analysis and Statistics

Everybody complains day and night about the traffic problem in Cairo. Even though, you may find official data for the number of cars in Cairo, people need to have more insights about the status of the main roads in the city by weekdays and time of the day. Bey2ollak and Wasalny are two mobile apps […]

Open Data Index 2013: Fundamental public sector data still unavailable in MENA

Government data still not open enough – first evaluation of Mid-Eastern openness Open Data Index provides first major assessment of state of open government data In the week of a major international summit on government transparency in London, the Open Knowledge Foundation has published its 2013 Open Data Index, showing that governments are still not […]

How Many People Fit Here

Journalists who cover sit-ins and demonstrations in different areas always face the problem of counting the number of participants in those events. Sometimes media outlets overestimate the number of protesters. In addition to that, the supporters of any event sometimes try to exaggerate. Mohammad Tayseer (@m_tayseer) created a tool using OpenStreetMap, where users can select […]

Garment Factory Data Expedition – Summary

Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper offered their training centre for us to host our first Data Expedition in Cairo yesterday. School of Data #OKFEgypt workshop by @gr33ndata @ Al-Masry Al-Youm Training Centre — Muhammad Adel (@MuhammadAdel) October 19, 2013 The expedition lasted for 3 hours. We started by playing games in order to identify the different […]

Happy Eid

Happy Eid Al-Adha to all those who celebrate it. All best wishes to you and your families.

Garment Factories Data Expedition

Data Expeditions are workshops where participants learn by doing. Using Garment Factories as a case-study, the participants will learn on the 19th of October how to gather, clean, analyse and visualise data. Working in teams, team-members will learn from the skills of each other. If you in Egypt and would like to participate this free […]

The Open Definition in Arabic

The Open Definition sets out principles that define “openness” in relation to data and content. The Open Definition is now available in Arabic. للحصول على التعريف باللغة العربية، إضغط هنا

Hello, Egypt!

We are delighted to have our presence in Egypt now. As you may know, the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to promoting Open Data and Open Content in all their forms – including government data, publicly funded research and public domain cultural content. We are here now to encourage local […]