opendata.swiss is the Swiss public administration’s central portal for open government data. The portal is managed and was developed as part of the “Open government data strategy in Switzerland for the period 2019 to 2023”.
The Confederation, cantons, communes and other organisations with a state mandate (e.g. the SBB) are encouraged to publish their open data on opendata.swiss. The website includes varied data such as health insurance premiums, demographic statistics, lists of the names of public transport stations and stops and even today’s weather data.
The data are published in computer-readable format (“Open Government Data”) and are all subject to the same conditions of use.This makes it easier to reuse data from the involved organisations.
Opendata.swiss was developed by various partner organisations under the direction of the federal archives until 2018. In 2019, the Federal Statistical Office took over this mandate. The portal is developed on an ongoing basis together with the partners. A list of all organisations which publish their data is available here. The main partner organisations are listed below.
Main partner organisations
- E-Government Switzerland
- Geocat.ch is the catalogue of metadata for all Swiss geodata. Geocat manages the publication of open data in the area of geoinformation.
- OGD-D-A-CH-LI encourages cooperation between German-speaking stakeholders (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein) in the field of Open Government Data.
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