France

33% Open 71% Score

Breakdown

Dataset Breakdown Info Year Score Admin
Government Budget
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2016 100%
Election Results
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2016 100%
Company Register
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2016 100%
Company Register

INSEE manages a company register (SIRENE) which also includes non-for-profit entities. Access and reuse of the database is possible against charging fees. Infogreffe also manages company data collected through commercial courts. Some data can be viewed online, but reuse of the whole database is also subject to fees. It is however expected that this dataset will be made available as open data in 2017 as announced by the Minister in charge of Digital Economy.

Lastly, according to a 2015 law on Economy and Growth, company data collected by commercial courts shall now be transferred to INPI and managed through a Central Company Register (RNCS) and released as open data. However, the release of RNCS data has still to be done and there is evidence that the database is still sold to third party. In the meantime, Infogreffe has launched its own open data catalog but does not provide the full register of companies, only secondary data on the activity of Infogreffe.


National Statistics
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2016 100%
National Statistics

Unemployment data is hardly machine readable being a multi spreadsheet xls file with merged cells


Administrative Boundaries
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2016 100%
Draft Legislation
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2016 83%
Draft Legislation

Per the orignal submitter: "Content of bills is never published as data, only as html and pdf files on the official websites. Authors of bills are missing from Senate's data but sufficiently enough present at least for all discussed bills in National Assembly's data. However, National Assembly's data requires author names to be collected through ids in another dataset.

Only the the National Assembly publishes data on voting records [but not for all votes]. The Senate does not publish any voting record as data. Votes on bills per member are partially published as OpenData for the National Assembly when a public scrutiny happened (which is the case for most important bills but not all), and associating a vote to a bill is very complex. Votes at the Senate are only published in html pages on the official website.

Transcripts are published as separate datasets that are not trivial to bind with bills data. Final status of bills can easily be found in Senate's data. Ongoing status is available in National Assembly's data although it needs to be interpreted from analyzing information on all parliamentary steps.


Air Quality
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2016 83%
Weather Forecast
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2016 83%
Weather Forecast

Data is only accessible through a web form piece by piece. The files are split per hour. Automating a collection and assembling of all files is quite complex. Therefore the data is not considered to be downloadable at once.

The data is available in GRIB2 format. While open, the GRIB format is not easily accessible, trying and just map temperatures for the next day from this data requires some experience.


National Laws
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2016 78%
Procurement
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2016 67%
Water Quality
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2016 67%
Water Quality

France also has drinking water data up for the whole country. I added that to the review.


Locations
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2016 61%
Locations

OpenStreetMap provides the dataset with an ODBL license but this is not the license recognized by other co-producers IGN and LaPoste which provide the data under specific non open data compliant license.


National Maps
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2016 44%
National Maps

IGN produces and offers a wide range of map data products from raster data (images) to vector format data or even 3D data. Low detailed maps are available as open data, together with some specific layers such as administrative boundaries. For instance, raster maps are available as open data at 1:100000 scale. However, map with key infrastructure in vector format is not available as open data but can be obtained against a license fee. IGN also give access to some of its data through a Web Map Service (WMS).


Government Spending
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2016 0%
Government Spending

Public spending data are collected and stored at transactional level on the financial information system named CHORUS. However, the data is not available online as, according to the Etalab open data mission, the database is covered by commercial and statistical secrets.


Land Ownership
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2016 0%
Land Ownership

There are several websites where cadastral information can be found. However, the datasets are not fully compliant with the survey requirements. https://www.cadastre.gouv.fr/scpc/accueil.do - Ministry of Finance and Public Accounts http://www.impots.gouv.fr/portal/dgi/public/professionnels.applications?espId=2&pageId=prof_app_edi&sfid=2440 - dedicated website for notaries or surveyors http://professionnels.ign.fr/bdparcellaire - The National Institute of Geographical and Forest Information (IGN) http://opendata.montpelliernumerique.fr/Cadastre - Cadastre as open data for city of Montpellier