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Re: Setting up your own data catalog website

From: Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray@okfn.org>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 19:41:18 +0100
Message-ID: <54ca21750910241141l11de84b6j2bf6c5a5d9414cbe@mail.gmail.com>
To: Antti Poikola <antti.poikola@gmail.com>
Cc: Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>, eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Just to add to this, we've been speaking with Peter about making his
opengov.se software interoperable with CKAN, the open-source service
which is used in the forthcoming data.gov.uk site.

  http://ckan.net/

We'd also love to hear from anyone who might be interested in using
CKAN as a registry for open government data - or in making sure CKAN
is interoperable with other data catalogues.

Also, this might be of interest:

  http://blog.okfn.org/2009/07/23/what-features-should-be-included-in-a-catalogue-of-open-government-data/

Warm regards,

-- 
Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation
http://www.okfn.org


On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 2:36 PM, Antti Poikola <antti.poikola@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 www.suomi.fi/datakatalogi
>
> 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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