Open Data Hackathon Distinction for fuelGR

fuelGR logoSAKE Lab member Fotis Kokkoras and final year student Thanos Pigadas participated in a hackathon event on open data exploitation, organized by Innovathens. They presented the web version of fuelGR, a family of applications built around the fuelGR API, which in turn is fed with prices of the Greek fuel market, provided by http://www.fuelprices.gr/. The application ranked at first place and received exceptional comments.

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Congratulations go to all fuelGR team members, including Dimitris Ntemos (final year student / Win 8 fuelGR) and Tasos Theodosiou (graduate / Windows Phone fuelGR).

Cooperation of DEiXTo with Publicspending.net

Publicspending.net is a research initiative aiming to demonstrate the usefulness of economic Linked Open Data in promoting transparency and innovation.

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DEiXTo (http://deixto.com) provides Publicspending.net with structured, e-procurement metadata from the Greek Central Electronic Registry of Public Contracts.

Check out possible uses of such data at Publicspending.net .

UltraCl@rity consumes DEiXTo RSS e-procurement feed

UltraCl@rity is a search engine indexing all the documents published through the Cl@rity project (Διαύγεια – Greek Open Government Data). It was created because Cl@rity (and now eProcurement.gov.gr, as well) do not provide adequate search functions, although they are both a great start.

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Using the DEiXTo generated RSS feed for the Greek e-procurement platform, UltraCl@rity now provides full text search on these data, as well.

RSS feed for the Greek e-procurement

Using Web scraping and DEiXTo (http://deixto.com) we have built an RSS feed for the Greek e-procurement platform. The goal of this effort is twofold:

  • allow people subscribe to the feed and get the latest tenders automatically through the use of an RSS reader and
  • help developers build innovative applications around public e-procurement data by pulling an updated feed on a daily basis.

Read the full story or try the Greek e-procurement RSS link.