According to Wikipédia, open data is best reflected by the statement : “a piece of data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike.”
The open data movement really took off in the late 2000s to nowadays cover a wide range of activities: public service, education, heath and culture. The Open Data movement is defended as a civil right, which can be invoked occasionally before the administration.
In recent years, the movement of open data seized the tourism sector in order to better respond to new demands. Indeed, the consumption patterns of tourism have changed somewhat recently. The informed and connected tourist will be concerned about finding quickly and in an easy way some tourist data in his own language. (suite…)