Open Data Advent 2023

The end of the year coincides for many with increased stress and anxiety :brain::hotsprings: All the more reason to be extra kind and forgiving to ourselves & one another as we prepare the seasonal festivities :gift_heart::evergreen_tree: Check in with a short survey on mental health, and get links to data sources and ideas for prototypes and research projects.

Learn more about the history of Christmas trees, get data & maps, find out how they are recycled, and what you should do with yours after the holidays in today’s Open Data Advent’s Calendar #ODAdvent featuring the City of Zürich.


Lots of data, but no experience with data analysis - no problem! :globe_with_meridians::sparkles: The starter codes from @ogd_tg make getting started with data analysis child’s play. :bar_chart::computer: Immerse yourself in the world of Thurgau Open Government Data now! :rocket::mag:

At the beginning of December, we featured new datasets from Thurgau - perfect for trying out with the starter! As a bonus, use this Demo link to run the notebooks in Jupyter Lite (Pyodide).

Screenshot of Pyodide

Will your wishes come true? :dizzy: Not from Father Christmas, but from the politicians in the Grand Council of the Canton of Basel-Stadt! :scroll: Take a look at the data here

What’s behind the last door? Go on. Take a look! :santa:

Happy holidays from Wienacht-Tobel!:christmas_tree:

With swissNAMES3D, you not only get precise information about our geographical environment for free, but also a virtual flight over the breathtaking landscapes of Switzerland! Ready for takeoff :airplane:

Let’s set aside for a minute the question of how CO²-neutral is the GeoAdmin infrastructure, or what steps might be taken to make Open Government Data a part of the green energy transition. Let us take a moment to enjoy these wintry vistas with friends and family, and do more than just hope for snow this winter.

Share your favorite spots, or feedback on any of the other topics we uncovered this month! Join us through #ODAdvent on Mastodon, LinkedIn and X. And have a very happy, relaxing, and inspiring break.

:snowflake: Schöne Festtage

:evergreen_tree: Bonnes fêtes :snowflake:

:snowflake: Buone feste :christmas_tree:

Legrevlas feastas! :snowflake: