From Seoul to Osaka – Asia Pacific opens arms to open data as ODI announces five new international Nodes

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Open Data in Osaka

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The Open Data Institute (ODI) today announced five new ODI Nodes including the first two from the Asia Pacific region: Osaka, Seoul, Sheffield, Philadelphia and Hawaii. They will join the first raft of Nodes announced at the ODI Summit in October last year. The Nodes bring together companies, universities, and NGOs that support open data projects and communities.

The launch of ODI Seoul builds on the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the ODI and the National Information Society Agency (NIA) of the Republic of Korea in November 2013. The MOU marks a commitment to promote closer cooperation in the area of open data.

Since the ODI Summit where the Nodes programme was announced, the ODI has had interest from across the world from organisations wanting to become a Node.

Four of the five new Nodes are city or regional Nodes: ODI Osaka, ODI Seoul, ODI Sheffield, and…

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