Mapping Data Ecosystems

Created By:  Magnus Smidak
Last updated: 15 May 2024

In-depth guidance on how to find and understand the data in your organisation from the Open Data Institute.

The Open Data Institute's updated guide on Mapping Data Ecosystems serves as an in-depth methodology for documenting and visualising the intricate networks through which data is accessed, used, and shared. This guide emphasises the reasons to map data ecosystems in order to enhance understanding, identify opportunities for improvement, and foster collaboration across different entities involved in data handling. It offers a structured approach to defining the mapping goals, engaging in collaborative mapping exercises, and iteratively refining the ecosystem maps. The document includes practical tips for running workshops or conducting interviews to gather insights. Additionally, it showcases example maps from various sectors, demonstrating the application and benefits of ecosystem mapping in real-world scenarios. 

Category: Characteristics » Use of data and intelligence Data maturity Data maturity » Culture and structure Data maturity » Data lifecycle Data maturity » Governance and compliance Data maturity » Leadership and strategy