The Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2012 took place at Danube University Krems on 3 & 4 May 2012. Speakers from all over the world met in Krems to dicuss issues related to the digitalisation of society. Find a short summary of the event in this blog post.
This workshop was hosted by Johann Höchtl and Carl-Markus Piswanger with presentations of Anke Domscheit-Berg, Reinhard Riedl, Gregor Eibl et al. After an introduction and overview about open data portals in Austria and the cooperations by Eibl, we heard about the LOD2 Project in Serbia (Serbia’s first linked data source). More information on the project can be found here.
Anke Domscheit-Berg presented several advantages of open data visualisation with regards to the different questions that can be answered (e.g. Where: Where does my money go? Where is my subway? Where is my free bike?). The Guttenplag wiki, the phone data of Malte Spitz or Virtual Water (an application providing users with a water footprint of products) were examples of open data visualisation. visualizations of energy statistic data can be found at http://energy.publicdata.eu/ee/vis.html
In the area of data journalism drawing on open data, the guardian came up with a visualisation of the UK riots on a timeline. More visualisation of UK riot data on the Guardian Datablog.