International Open Data Day

International Open Data Day is observed next on Saturday, March 1st, 2025 (311 days from today).

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Open data plays a significant role in economic and social development, especially when the Internet is developing as it is today. In recognition of the importance of open data, International Open Data Day is held every year on 6 March. With a lot of activities to be noted such as seminars, talks, trainings, or announcements about open data releases or other open data milestones.

Open data, or roughly translated as open data, is data that can be used widely, by anyone, without applying for a copyright or a license to use it.

Normally, open data is a group of data about periodic statistics on public health, environment, education, etc. And this data group has the task of serving the general development of the community.

Open data is data that can be accessed easily and without any cost for its use. And the data usually has to be in a form that's easy to use, and often easy to find and download on a computer or phone.

Open data pools must be re-usable and allowed to be combined with other data sets without any control.

Open data is global. This data is available to all users in all locations, regardless of target group.

Open data helps promote the development of society. The provision of widely open data to all users helps companies and organizations have accurate data reflecting the past and present social status, thereby helping to make decisions.

Open data affects many different fields, not only commercial and service industries, but also health, education or science.

Open data helps public transparency. Through open data provided by the authorities, people can access accurate data, thereby avoiding misinformation.

Open data helps increase operational efficiency for agencies and organizations. Businesses and organizations will have the ability to use data in many different fields such as market surveys, helping them have more appropriate development plans in the coming time. Thanks to that, these businesses will limit losses in the business process.

Open data is most commonly sourced from government, the scientific fields, or nonprofit organizations.

History of International Open Data Day

In 2010, David Eaves was the first to bring up the idea of a day that recognizes the importance of open data. This is ​​​​International Open Data Day. David Eaves came up with the idea of ​​International Open Data Day during a discussion with Edward Ocampo-Gooding, Mary Beth Baker, Daniel Beauchamp, Pedro Markun and Daniela Silva.

Nowadays, through the google mailing list, event coordination is done. Event dates are chosen by team members taking into account various cultural events.

Since 2015, the Open Knowledge Foundation has provided small grants in partnership with other NGOs from the world of open data to assist in facilitating events around the globe.

Observing International Open Data Day

On International Open Data Day, citizens around the world are encouraged to participate in Open Data-related events, seminars, and talks organized by the Open Knowledge Foundation and non-profit organizations. Share your knowledge of Open Data on social media with the hashtag #InternationalOpenDataDay.


International Open Data Day has been observed the first Saturday in March.


Saturday, March 4th, 2023

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024

Saturday, March 1st, 2025

Saturday, March 7th, 2026

Saturday, March 6th, 2027

Also on Saturday, March 1st, 2025

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