People at the heart

of Glasgow's future

What is OPEN Glasgow?

Part of the £24m Technology Strategy Board-funded Future City Glasgow programme OPEN Glasgow is your gateway to rediscover and connect with your city. By making data easily accessible to all, OPEN Glasgow creates a level playing field for people to build, develop or simply play on. Start exploring today!

Future City Glasgow project Learn more

You + Data

We believe data can empower everyone in our city. Our Data Launchpad is a huge repository of over 400 data sets which have now been made available to the public. From traffic data to events and festival data, get a new understanding of the city and see what you can build.

Visit our data launchpad Learn more about data

Your City Dashboard

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Using data generated live in Glasgow the City Dashboard opens a window onto the city - find out where your train is live on the tube or see the whole mood of the city. See how the City Dashboard can change your journey through the city.

Learn more Try it now

Glasgow Mapped

Maps have helped us understand and record the world around us for centuries. Modern mapping can help us understand more than just the geographic landscape; we can now map everything from local knowledge to energy usage. Start your mapping journey today.

Learn more Try it now

Glasgow Apps

Our apps allow you to make more out of Glasgow. From rediscovering the places around you with our walking app to helping shape cycling provision with Glasgow Cycling; these apps are here to help you interact with the city on an unprecedented level.

Learn more Get the apps

Where data comes from

90% of the worlds data was created in the last 5 years. Part of this story is the sensors that are all around us. Anonymous black boxes with an incredibly important part to play in helping us learn more and do more in the city.

Find out about sensors

Learn how data can help you

Our data stories show how data can be used to create real benefits for the people of Glasgow

  • Citizens

    Open Data can…allow everyone to better plan for the future.

    Find out more here
  • Businesses

    Open Data can…improve the chances of success for new businesses.

    Find out more here
  • Developers

    Open Data can…use citizen-sourced data to create richer views of the city

    Find out more here
  • Community

    Open Data can…connect communities to services and assets in their area

    Find out more here
  • Academia

    Open Data can… build a detailed and integrated picture of the city

    Find out more here
  • Public Sector

    Open Data can…allow smarter and targeted decisions to be made.

    Find out more here

Blog

See our latest blog posts, films, events and more

Blog | Future City

A Day in the Life of a Future City

By Anne Dhir
Blog | Hackathon

Energy matters in the future city

By OpenGlasgow
Blog | Future City

The Possibility of Future Maps

By Cait Gillespie
Blog | Map Portal

Mapping out Glasgow from the Grassroots

By Jamie Peters
Blog | Future City

A city on the mend

By OpenGlasgow
Blog | Future City

Cycling in Glasgow, then and now

By OpenGlasgow
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Future Makers

By Anne Dhir