Join our Smart Cities Webinar Series: Avoiding Smart City Data Silos

Webinar on Wednesday, September 20th featuring Current, Powered by GE. As cities increasingly rely on sensor technology in their Smart City initiatives, conversations about what the Smart City is and should be are becoming more widespread. As a vendor in this space, OpenDataSoft has been putting a lot of thought recently into the subject.


Smart City Tech & Open Data Can Help U.S. Mayors Uphold Paris Climate Accord

Part 3: Resilience & Adaptation Parts 1 and 2 of this series look at U.S. mayors’ commitment to upholding the Paris Agreement through mitigation efforts (primarily greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions) aimed at keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2C°. In this installment, we consider the U.S. mayors’ efforts to manage the risks […]

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What is a Smart City? A Comprehensive Introduction

We read and fantasize endlessly about the concept of the Smart City. Representations of these cities in the collective imagination are in large part influenced by movies (such as Minority Report), but in reality, what does it mean? Numerous cities, such as Stockholm, Rio de Janeiro, and even Paris are transforming themselves, constructing and testing their […]


Smart City Tech & Open Data Can Help U.S. Mayors Uphold Paris Climate Accord

Part 2: Cutting Emissions from Transportation & Water Treatment In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the commitment cities have made to continue to uphold the Paris climate accord in the wake of the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the agreement. We also presented case studies to demonstrate some actions cities have […]

Smart City Tech & Open Data Can Help U.S. Mayors Uphold Paris Climate Accord

US mayors at the recent US Conference of Mayors in Washington DC Part 1: Cutting Emissions from Buildings  “We’re getting out.” With those words, President Donald Trump announced on June 1, 2017 that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. The response from U.S. mayors was immediate: “the world cannot wait–and neither […]

Connected Citizens by Waze

OpenDataSoft Partners with Waze to Deliver an Unprecedented Transportation-oriented Smart Cities initiative

Partnership Enables Open Data and Smart Cities Players Worldwide to Use and Share Waze Traffic Data to Improve Traffic Infrastructure Boston, June 28, 2017 — OpenDataSoft, a global software platform that specializes in making data open, transparent, and actionable, is excited to announce a new data-sharing partnership with Waze, the free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and […]

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OpenDataSoft, the start-up that converts carriers to open data

This article was first published (in French) in May, 2016 on the Journal du Net. The French company facilitates the opening of transport data through a platform dedicated to entrepreneurs who want to develop new intelligent services.

4 top civic tech priorities right now

4 Top Civic Tech Priorities Right Now

City, county, and local governments are swimming in a sea of data that never stops. From where does all this data originate? Data comes from virtually everywhere. From city council meetings to live traffic cams, from schools to the city’s waste treatment department, and from citizens to city or county agencies via social media interaction […]

Give the People Smart City Dashboards!

Give the People Smart City Dashboards!

It’s safe to say that the term “Smart City” has surpassed its status as a buzzword. Talk of these projects is just about as ubiquitous as the infographics and pictograms that illustrate our conceptions of these intelligent places. However, I’m bothered by the fact that we still have more drawings than examples of successfully implemented […]

the future of open smart cities according to OpenDataSoft's Ian Henshaw

OpenGrid, OpenDataSoft, & the future of Open Smart Cities, Part 2

In the first part of this post, I shared an overview of the City of Chicago’s OpenGrid project, as presented by Tom Schenk, the Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago, at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC on June 20-21, 2016. In this post, I want to take […]