|Rank||Dataset||Breakdown||Location (URL)||Format||Info||Prev. (2014)||Score|
||http://www.csb.gov.lv/en/dati/...||CSV, ...||#23 70%||70%|
Format: CSV, XLSX, PX-Axis
The Central Election Commission publishes election results (for both general and EP elections). Each election instance, however, has its own web page and there is no central starting point where you could find all results together.
I was not sure if the dataset qualifies as machine-readable -- the situation varies in every case with most results available as HTML tables located on multiple web pages:
Update (2015): the situation is the same as in 2014. There have been no new election since then.
||http://dati.ur.gov.lv/register...||CSV ...||#11 70%||70%|
Format: CSV files + a TXT describing CSV file structure; XLSX files
Enterprise register's data is published in a structured form and updated daily. Benefits from timely updates: organisations requiring Enterprise register statistics can just grab the file instead of filing official requests, thus saving time and effort.
Files include basic information about enterprises but lack more detailed information. Enterprise register sells access to detailed information to commercial companies for a considerable fee (in tens of thousands EUR) which can resell this information to everyone else.
This is one of the best open data examples in Latvia, but it is difficult to find - you have to know the URL of the open data server or the path to take through register's website in order to find a link to the open data server.
Update 2015: situation has not changed since 2014 and the answers are the same (URL valid, dataset updated regularly).
The state budget for recent years is published as semi-structured XLS files (cell text indentation level shows budget entry hierarchy, not entirely machine-readable): http://www.fm.gov.lv/files/valstsbudzets/2014/4piel_2014_budzets_131113.xls
URL for state budget 2014: http://www.fm.gov.lv/lv/sadalas/valsts_budzets/2014__gada_budzets/
The archive of state budget data for previous years (year 2013 shown by default, see the sidebar for earlier years): http://www.fm.gov.lv/lv/sadalas/valsts_budzets/valsts_budzeta_likums_arhivs/2013_gads/
Update (2015): situation is the same as in 2014. Updated the dataset URL field to the current year (state budget 2015).
||http://www.csb.gov.lv/en/stati...||CSV, ...||#13 70%||60%|
Format: CSV, XSLX or PX-Axis files
Air polution monitoring data is published once a month. Queries can be made for custom time periods. Measurements include the maximum concentration of carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and particulate matter.
Air quality measurements are taken by automatic DOAS OPSIS stations ensuring continuous registration of polluting substances.
There are plans for making the data available in machine readable form.
Likumi.lv is a legislation website ensuring free access to systematized (consolidated) legislation of the Republic of Latvia. Its operation is regulated by the Law on Official Publications and Legal Information. - http://likumi.lv/about.php
The official publisher Latvijas Vestnesis does not receive budget funding for maintenance of Likumi.lv. It is maintained from the earnings of Latvijas Vestnesis (the costs are covered from the charge for the official publication paid by the information submitter, unless otherwise provided by a law or Cabinet Regulations).
Regarding information reuse Likumi.lv points to the legislation that determines how this information can be reused and sets the fee for reuse (however, it is not clear what is meant by reuse and if, e.g., publishing law excerpts on a website requires paying the fee or not):
Format: vector format (?)
The data is available in the http://www.kadastrs.lv website. Some of the data can be viewed online without restrictions, more detailed information can be accessed and downloaded after paying a fee.
There are several institutions monitoring water quality. VSIA "Latvijas Vides, ģeoloģijas un meteoroloģijas centrs" (http://www.meteo.lv) gathers most of the data: http://parissrv.lvgmc.lv/#viewType=home_view There is no protocol for data to be updated on weekly basis. Some of the chemicals for example "fecal coliform" only is tested if there is a request for it.
||http://kartes.lgia.gov.lv/kart...||DGN, ...||#48 35%||35%|
Format: DGN, ESRI ArcGIS
Unsure how to answer the "Available for free" and "Machine-readable" criteria:
Latvian Geospatial Information Agency: http://www.lgia.gov.lv/en/Par%20mums.aspx
Map services available: http://map.lgia.gov.lv/index.php?lang=2&cPath=4
Data did not change from 2014
The Treasury has detailed up-to-date spending information, but this information is not available online.
There is a service "Valsts budžeta iestāžu izdevumi": http://www.kase.gov.lv/?module=maks&object_id=7446 that claims to provide daily expenditure information but it does not return any data.
The service at www.kase.gov.lv only has old (most recent: 2013) non-machine-readable PDF data behind a JS form and captcha and provides aggregated data, not transactional.
Data matching the listed criteria does not exist.
Latvia Post has a related dataset: ZIP-code index page ("Pasta indeksu grāmata") containing a number of XLS files in unstructured / semi-structured form.
It shows the mapping between locations (towns, street addresses, etc.) and relevant ZIP-codes but does not contain geo-coordinates nor is there another service where one could resolve ZIP-codes to geo-coordinates.
- Georg Neumann
- Gil Zaretzer
- Kamil Gregor
- Neal Bastek
- Mor Rubinstein
- Zach Christensen
- Nisha Thompson
- yar michl
- Rebecca Sentance
- Tryggvi Björgvinsson
- Codrina Maria Ilie
- Mor Rubinstein
- Toms Ceļmillers
- Uldis Bojars
- Tryggvi Björgvinsson