Assessment of the Croatian Open Data Portal Using User-Oriented Metrics

Andrea Miletić, Ana Kuveždić Divjak, F.M. Welle Donker

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Open data portals are web services that serve as a central access point for all government-published open data and can exist at local, regional, national, and international levels. They are an important element of most open data initiatives that have enabled a large amount of government data to be widely available. However, data quantity and quality are not the only aspects that should be considered when publishing data. To improve the reusability of data and to achieve greater impact and benefits from open data, it is important to consider user-oriented aspects of the portal management, discovery, and use of data (e.g., organizing the portal in a user-centric way, providing accurate metadata, using a standardized and open data format, etc.). In this paper, we adopted the metrics proposed by the European Commission to assess compliance of the Croatian Open Data Portal with 10 user-oriented principles that open data portals should implement in terms of sustainability and added value. While the results show the government’s efforts in publishing data, some aspects such as better collaboration with data providers and other data portals, offering different visualization tools, etc. need to be improved to achieve active use and impact.
Original languageEnglish
Article number185
Number of pages22
JournalISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Open data
  • open data portal
  • User Experience
  • data reuse
  • assessment

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