The Open Knowledge Foundation Austria is committed to open data, free knowledge, transparency and participation. To achieve these goals, we strive to raise awareness, develop relevant technologies, trainings, projects and events. Our nonprofit organization is part of an international network, combining expertise from different disciplines and institutions such as science, business, civil society and government. With our interdisciplinary approach, we implement solutions for complex issues and support economic value as well as an open knowledge society.
zoomsquare is the first startup, that leverages Open Data and cutting-edge technology to make real estate search trouble-free. Based on a search engine, text analysis, and geocoding the user sees where a property is located and how the neighborhood looks like. For instance, zoomsquare users can look for homes "nearby underground stations", which would be impossible without Open Data. Similar to Google, zoomsquare permanently monitors the Web and once it finds a new matching offer it notifies the user via email and or via push notifications to the phone.