Sensative offering Open Data Platform to HackTheCrisis

Join the official COVID-19 hackathon in Sweden

An initiative by The Swedish Government.

The COVID-19 virus is testing our country, our society and us as citizens. Everything normal about our daily lives has been put on hold. Life, health, and jobs are threatened. 

In this critical moment, our task is to work together as a nation to solve one of the biggest crises of our lifetime. Hack the Crisis is an online hackathon organized by DIGGHack for SwedenOpenhack and The Swedish Government

The mission is to design, test and execute ideas for the future of Sweden and the world. READ MORE HERE

Sensative contributes with Open Data Platform

This weekend Sensative will offer the 1000’s of participating hackers the possibility to publish datasets as open data, allowing teams to build Innovative solutions and App’s.

Useful data sets can be gathered through crowd-sourcing or come from available information sources or IoT networks; the home turf of Sensative.

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The data collection, storage, and API availability are offered through the CKAN based City Innovation Platform from Sensative’s partner Civity. The same platform that we have provided to the Ödis project in Stockholm, as well as the open data solution for Malmö and Lund.


The three steps to publish Open Data and make it publicly available:

  • A form to collect data in for instance a crowd-source manner
  • Automatic storage of the data in an international standard CKAN environment
  • Data openly available through standard API “for anyone to use”

Included use case example

A simple “Local Farm Food” application that was built last week by the Civity team in the Netherlands.

The translated example form used can be found here (or the original Dutch one here).

The resulting example database can be seen here.

A Dashboard GIS Map example based on these data (as shown above). 

This is a very simple use case, with one dataset. Be creative and combine these data with other data from other open data sources and invent something really useful! 

Re-use – Edit – Improve

The source code for the form and all documentation is available:

All material can be re-used and edited.

Individual teams will get an own data storage environment through an individual API Key.

To get a key:

  1. First you need to be signed up for the HackTheCrisis
  2. Wait for the invitation to HackTheCrisis’ Slack.
  3. Contact Sensatives’s hackathon mentor Kristian Axelsson on the hackathon Slack to get a key for your team. (The link will only work when you have signed in to Slack )


  • This example is a quick hack lacking simple functionality like editing data that’s been posted.
  • If your solution prototype has a life after the hackathon it will need more TLC. Let’s discuss how we together can take it into a permanent service!

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