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Re: Setting up your own data catalog website

From: Antti Poikola <antti.poikola@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 16:36:05 +0300
Message-ID: <4AE1B145.4040401@googlemail.com>
To: Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
CC: eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Thanks a lot Peter!

One more addition to the relevant links,

Open discussion list here: http://groups.google.com/group/opengov_data

Here in Finland we are setting up opengov.fi by using and further 
developing opengov.se code. Here the government has recently got exited 
about open data and things are starting to move. The idea is that 
opengov.fi will be the "developer friendly" catalog where people may 
indicate and discuss the data sets. Opengov site will be made to work 
over REST API togeather with the governments official datacatalog at 

Of course there are tons of questions (technical, political and social) 
on how to make a data catalog flourish. All kids of advices and hints 
regarding to starting up the "open data ecosystems" are more than wellcome.

Best regards,

Antti Poikola
Jyväskylä, Finland

Peter Krantz wrote:
> Hi!
> I recently released the source code for the opengov.se data catalog
> website (which is an unofficial catalog of public sector information
> in Sweden). If your government currently doesn't provide information
> about public data sets you can now start your own catalog to increase
> transparency and enable re-use of public sector information.
> The application will be soon be used to power an open data initiative
> in Finland and I hope that more people will be interested in creating
> a catalog for their own country.
> Source code is available here: http://code.google.com/p/opengov-catalog/
> opengov.se is available here: http://www.opengov.se/
> Regards,
> Peter Krantz
> Stockholm, Sweden
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