One purpose of the Basic Data Programme is for Basic Data to contribute to better public services and growth in the private sector. Here are two cases that demonstrate the practical impact:
A start-up success
Septima is a Danish business with 12 employees. They create new smart solutions by combining geographical data with public data. One example of their work is the calculation of travel distances for all employees in a company, from home to potential new placements of the company headquarters. Basic Data is central to Septima, which was founded by seven partners in 2013, prompted by the government financing and release of Basic Data.
For Septima, free access to Basic Data means that they no longer have to wait until they have a specific contract to start developing services and products. Free Basic Data gives them the freedom to develop services and products and business models fit for their markets.
Employees in the municipality of Fredericia have used Basic Data to improve their administrative processes for their own benefit and for the benefit of their citizens' everyday life. Almost anything in a municipality has to do with persons, businesses, addresses, cadastral numbers or properties - all of which can be related to a particular location. A municipal school often houses other public services than the school itself, e.g. a dental clinic, a gymnasium or an after school center, all of which are individual institutions, but nevertheless share the address of the school.
One school in Fredericia used to have a single address for seven different institutions located on the school premises. Now, that has been separated, so that each entrance into the building has its own address, making it possible to assign different addresses to each institution. This way it is easier to find the right institution for emergency services in case of an accident and for grandparents picking up the kids after school.