opendata.swiss is the Swiss authorities’ portal for open – i.e. freely available – data. It is part of the Federal Council’s Open Government Data Strategy for Switzerland 2014-2018.
What is opendata.swiss?
Background: the OGD strategy
The portal has been created by the participating organisations as one of the measures derived from the Open Government Data Strategy for Switzerland 2014-2018. It replaces the pilot portal opendata.admin.ch. opendata.swiss is operated by the Swiss Federal Archives. The other activities related to the OGD strategy are conducted by the OGD Switzerland project and are documented here.
What happens next?
The Federal Archives will be incorporating more organisations and datasets into the portal on an ongoing basis. If you would like to publish data from your organisation on opendata.swiss, please feel free to contact us. Instructions for data owners can also be found in the OGD Handbook. News about the portal can be found on the Federal Archives’ website or Twitter account. The Federal Archives and their partners will be further optimising the portal during 2016.
The following organisations have played a role in the creation of opendata.swiss. A list of the organisations that publish data can be found here.
- Federal Archives
- Canton of Zurich
- Canton of Geneva
- E-Government Switzerland
- Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
- Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss
- Federal Statistical Office
- Federal Chancellery
- Federal IT Steering Unit
- HTW Chur
- State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO