Abu Dhabi launches open data platform to boost economy

Abu Dhabi Open Data’ is a new open data platform launched by the Department of Government Support in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) aiming at creating a digital ecosystem that provides quick and safe access to reliable data sources. The platform is also meant to enable public and private sectors to exchange and share open data with users, start-ups, and academic institutions to promote public services, enhance decisionmaking, and reinforce the economy. To this aim, it covers 10 key sectors: agriculture, environment, health, transportation, society, economy, tourism, education, energy, and technology. During the first phase of the platform, 23 government entities are taking part in the open data sharing process in order to contribute to Abu Dhabi’s digital transformation strategy.