City of Zagreb deployed the Open Data Portal (http://data.zagreb.hr/) for two important reasons:
The aim was to improve the dissemination of public and open data through a unique and central place and use data to make the production of innovative non-commercial and commercial applications. With this portal City of Zagreb improved the way that governments deliver public services and boost more intensive cooperation with the private sector, particularly in the field of information technology. Intent was also to identify ways for promoting transparency and openness of the city administration and encourage the improvement of electronic public services.
From the technical standpoint, City of Zagreb open data portal is based on a CKAN platform. CKAN is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data, and in this case platform is located in the Azure environment.