[Reportage] And the 6 winners of the 5th edition of Dataconnexions are …

by bold-lichterman

“I want to give France five years ahead in terms of data use! »Says Axelle Lemaire. The Secretary of State for Digital took part yesterday Thursday in the award ceremony of the 5th edition of the Dataconnexions competition, organized by Etalab.

A total of 63 projects applied for these awards. Here are the six winners:

Brocas, a small village of 773 inhabitants of the Landes, sets an example on the path to Open Data. His data opening project communales was initiated in 2011. For three years, it has published 108 files in 26 datasets. The available infographics resulted in 24 reuses.

City is a Bordeaux project to represent the city in 3D on the Web. On the menu of applications: making it possible to communicate the local urban plan to citizens, mapping basements to do more efficient work, representing public transport in real time, proposing a modification of one’s house, etc.

Some examples of datasets are available on the Bordeaux metropolis site.

This free augmented reality application designed by the Revue Fiduciaire group makes it possible to navigate more quickly through the meandering of data set out in the Labor Code. The method used? Semantic search: when the user searches for information, all he has to do is aim (with his smartphone or tablet) at a page of the Labor Code so that the application immediately indicates whether the content of the page is up-to-date or if it has been updated, following changes in legislation, for example.

Medicat.io, this is the 2.0 medication leaflet. This platform improves the accessibility of information related to medicines on sale. It allows you to answer simple questions: which drugs can I combine without risk? Where can I find a pharmacy on duty tonight?

“In a country where the overconsumption of drugs considerably exceeds that of its neighbors, our goal is to try to raise awareness in any self-medication process, an increasingly common practice but which is not always systematically taken into account during consultations with a specialist ”announce Kévin and Willy, the two young men behind this project.

The project is still in the beta version.

“End of export credits for coal: which projects supported by the French state? »: An environmental problem that the team of the AEF Développement agency had posed in order to measure the scope of the announcement, by François Hollande, of the end of export credits for projects linked to coal, or even all fossil fuels, November 27, 2014 during the environmental conference.

In the center, the representative of the AEF receives the Datajournalism award

The team created a cartography from the 28 projects supported by Coface for 13 years (between 2001 and 2014). A fun way to answer questions such as: Which companies benefit from these export guarantees on behalf of the French State and who is the big winner? What part did coal-fired power stations represent, and fossil fuels in general? For what amounts? Where are these projects located in the world and what are they?


In addition to these 5 categories, the jury chaired by Rand Hindi – co-founder of Snips-, decided to award a sixth prize …

Who has never had trouble finding the grave of a celebrity in Père Lachaise cemetery? To find your way around this atypical Parisian place, Maxime Le Moine, a cartographer developer, and his two acolytes, have created an application: Super Lachaise. As the experience is likely to give ideas to others, he had the good idea to make the source code available to everyone (in Open Source): anyone can make it their own, suggest improvements or adapt it. to its own needs.


Father Lachaise
Good surprise for the Super Lachaise team who finally receives the favorite prize


The Dataconnexions 2015 version jury was chaired by Snips co-founder Rand Hindi.


Representatives of Joxe, Joul and OpenDataSoft, three former Dataconnexions laureates, explained that this award had enabled their approach to be validated and granted beneficial visibility to the ministries.


The American Michael Flowers came to explain to the assembly how the City of New York uses data to solve some of the problems of community living.

© photos: Adeline Raynal, for FrenchWeb