Friday, March 27, 2015

Rise of the Nodes

Caribbean open spatial data portals now exist and may be growing. Almost all seem to be based on open source Geonode software, backed by the World Bank OpenDRI, BoundlessGeo/ OpenGeo and others - an initiative that may have started at the CAPRA project in Central America. In the Caribbean, open data nodes can be found in Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Guyana, Antigua and Jamaica. (also holds few data for other islands) and a World Bank project - CHaRIM (holds data for Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines). There's also a small experiment (mine) in open public health data using Google Fusion Tables for mapping. Would like to hear of the other open data outposts out there - spatial or not.

No comments: