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Re: Setting up your own data catalog website

From: Antti \ <antti.poikola@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 00:48:43 +0300
Message-ID: <6ae08a820910241448g2347cbb2v46cc209487fc687c@mail.gmail.com>
To: eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, opengov_data@googlegroups.com
Hi Jonathan,

Yes CKAN have been in our plans indeed and the blog-posting has been guiding
at least my thoughts for some time allready.

Since I'm not personally taking part in the code development I will post
this suggestion to the opengov_data list.

opengov_data@googlegroups.com

We are happy to get all advices and contributions in the specification and
development of the site. Some early conceptulization and resources are
collected in a wiki: http://tutkimus.parvi.fi/index.php/Suomen_datakatalogi

Best regards,

Antti Poikola

2009/10/24 Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray@okfn.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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