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Big Data Campus

Big Data Campus 570 380 WeGO


Implemented in 2016

Project Duration: Indefinite

Funding Source: Government

Big Data Campus is an offline space that allows stakeholders from the public and private sectors and academia to access data sets, public and private, open and proprietary, in a controlled setting. It is aimed at providing advanced analytical technologies which enable cross-sectoral analysis on urban solutions.By categorizing and listing 4,000 raw data collected from the public and private sectors into nine categories, the city’s Big Data Campus provides a list of data to citizens in a easy and approachable way.


  • Data is anonymized and analyzed over Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI).
  • The program was made to comply with existing legislation, including privacy legislation, ensuring that no modification of laws would be necessary.
  • Civic groups and Seoul Metropolitan Government work together on campus to propose policy suggestions and ways to solve social problems.
  • The Big Data Campus provides a variety of online and offline courses on big data to enhance the awareness on bigdata among ordinary citizens.
  • It provides various kinds of database and statistical analysis solutions.


  • Since its implementation until 2019, 393 analyses of data have already occurred by users from academia, NGOs, and individuals.
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government deems this amount to be a success, and expects numbers to steadily increase, as the scope of datasets will increase as well.
  • University students have also taken advantage of the data analysis education offered by the campus. Some categories analyzed so far include education, traffic, healthcare, the economy, and safety.
  • In future expansions to the project, the city also plans to utilize the campus for human resource development in training professional data analysts.



YEAR Number of Appointments per year
2011-2012 2.3 million
2013 33.5 million
2014 56.9 million
2015 63 million
2016 63.4 million

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