Pakistan has now its own open source Data repository. It is a time for aspiring Data Scientists of Pakistan to showcase their abilities all over the world.
Open Data Pakistan is launched with collaborative effort done by the National Center for Big Data and Cloud Computing (NCBC), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and supported Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Open Data Pakistan is helping provide data to all kinds of users, such as researchers, policymakers, communities, and businesses alike.
Anyone can access, use and share data over portal. Governments, businesses, and individuals can use open data to bring about social, economic and environmental benefits.
Open Data Pakistan is one standardized platform that aims to create a culture of sharing data in Pakistan within every sector, public and private. A major goal is to have all data-sets of Pakistan on this portal therefore, it is crucial for different institutions to sign up and publish data and visualizations.
This open data portal can be used as a tool to disseminate raw data and information. The portal also aims to help unlock the value of data by being able to analyze it in machine-readable and open formats.
Researchers from Lahore University of Management and Sciences. (LUMS) have developed the portal. It is first of its kind portal in Pakistan as per the international open data standards designed open data publishing guidelines and worked on the draft policy for the open data Pakistan.
The first version of the Open Data Pakistan Portal is https://opendata.com.pk/
LUMS has signed an MoU with Ignite and hopefully, they will hosting through this portal.