In the framework of the Open Data Directive, the European Commission will adopt an Implementing Act specifying those High Value Datasets (HVDs) that public sector organisations will have to make available free of charge, in machine-readable format, via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and, where relevant, as a bulk download.
Such HVDs are defined in the Open Data Directive as public sector documents, the re-use of which is associated with important benefits for society, the environment and the economy. HVDs will be re-usable for any purpose, as is the case for open data.
The Open Data Directive currently defines six categories of HVDs: geospatial, earth observation and environment, meteorological, statistics, companies and company ownership, mobility. For a later stage, the Open Data Directive allows the Commission to extend this initial thematic range if necessary to reflect technological and market developments.
Give your feedback on the Implementing Act on High Value Datasets here, until 21 June: Have your say