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Open Data Bizkaia is committed to the openness of data based on open standards, which are those that fulfil the following criteria:

  • they are public, and their use does not involve any difficulty in access.
  • their use and application are not subject to the payment of any intellectual or industrial property rights.

The following are the formats most commonly used:

  • CSV

    For displaying data in table format, with the values in columns being separated by commas and those in rows by line breaks.


  • ODS / XLS

    Spreadsheet formats (open in the case of ODS and proprietary in the case of Microsoft XLS) that display information in cells arranged in rows and columns. Each cell contains data or a formula with relative, absolute or mixed references to other cells.


  • GML

    XML grammar for modelling, transacting and storing geographic information.


  • KML

    XML grammar for displaying geographic data in 3D. The files tend to be distributed in KMZ format.


  • JSON

    Very popular data-interchange notation based on a simplified version of the JavaScript notation..


  • RDF

    Model of display for the description of resources following the rules of the Semantics Web.


  • RSS

    XML grammar for facilitating the distribution of content and updates.


  • SHP

    Proprietary format for spatial data that has become a de facto standard for storing both the location of geographic features and the attributes associated with them.


  • WMS

    Web service format for producing spatially referenced data maps in a dynamic manner based on geographic data.


  • WFS

    Standard service that provides a communication interface to interact with the geographical objects served by the WMS standard, such as editing, querying or downloading a geographical object.


  • XML

    General markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.


  • TSV

    Tab-separated values file.


  • ICS

    File with information about calendars.


  • XLSX

    Open file and standard format of spreadsheet that contains information in cells arranged in rows and columns. The cells can contain data or a formula with relative, absolute or mixed references to other cells.


  • ZIP

    ZIP is an archive file format that supports lossless data compression. A ZIP file may contain one or more files or directories that may have been compressed.


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