Open data

The Cabildo Insular de La Palma makes available to all citizens, companies and administrations the open data portal of the island. It is the portal of access to public data of the Cabildo de La Palma in reusable format. Its objectives include Generate value and wealth by obtaining products derived from the data by third parties, Generate transparency by reusing data to analyze and evaluate public management, and Facilitate interoperability between administrations by creating services that use data from different administrations. The publication of the data will be progressive depending on its availability.

Objectives of OpenData La Palma:

In the daily activity of the Public Administration, a large amount and variety of data with high value and great potential is generated. The ultimate goal of an open data initiative is to enable and facilitate, as far as possible, the reuse of public sector information so that it ultimately has an impact on society, in compliance with the Law on Reuse of Public Sector Information, thus increasing the level of transparency of the Island Corporation.

The OpenData la Palma portal is designed as a meeting point between the different actors -users, developers and public organizations- involved in the culture of open and reusable data on the island.

The open data portal allows:

  • Generation of value and wealth. Data-derived products are obtained by companies and citizens in general that generate new business models. The opening of data generates value and economic wealth for society. Companies and private citizens will be able to take advantage of the data to enrich them and generate new applications and utilities that could not be developed without the raw or basic data.
  • Transparency in Public Administration. Allowing the reuse of exposed data to analyze and evaluate public management. The opening of data is part of the basis of any transparency policy within Public Administrations. In a changing and increasingly more and better informed society, governments and public administrations must strive to provide citizens with all the information available to them as a sign of openness and as a necessary proof to improve citizen confidence.
  • Interoperability between administrations. Facilitating the creation of services for citizens that use data from different public administrations. The generalization of data openness is improving data interoperability. A relative unification of the formats in which the administrations offer their information to the general public is taking place.
  • Organization and improvement of the Administration’s information. Promoting efficiency in the documentation and classification of data. The opening of data is a driving force for improving public information storage systems.

The OpenData La Palma Portal is accessible at, the new tool is structured in several sections: a data search engine, a catalog that sorts the datasets by subject, a series of applications (apps) that illustrate the economic and social potential, and other links of interest.

The Portal initially makes available 63 datasets on planning, environment, infrastructure, transportation, tourism, etc.

Commitment to Transparency

The concept of Open Data implies making data available to the public, so that citizens, companies and public bodies can use it freely, without restrictions, patents or other control mechanisms. The publication of Open Data is an example of transparency, participation and collaboration between administrations, citizens and companies. In addition, it generates business among companies and cost reduction for both companies and the Administration.