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Re: generic list of public data sources

From: Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray@okfn.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 15:58:59 +0000
Message-ID: <54ca21750910290858s36a5a75cje688cfe75145783b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Li Ding <dingl@cs.rpi.edu>
Cc: Antti Poikola <antti.poikola@gmail.com>, eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
We've also got over 680 (mostly) open data packages listed on CKAN, an
open source registry of open data:


See, e.g.:

  * Linking Open Data group
    - http://ckan.net/group/lod
  * Packages as part of EU Open Data Inventory (alpha)
    - http://ckan.net/tag/read/eutransparency
  * Search for tags including 'country-[...]'
    - http://ckan.net/package/search?q=country-&search=Search+Packages+%C2%BB

There are hopefully over 1000 UK government datasets on the way, as
data.gov.uk is using CKAN. Regarding categories, we've found a
flexible tag based approach quite useful.

It would be great to ensure interoperability between CKAN and other
open government data catalogues - so different bits of the 'open data
ecosystem' can all talk to each other! We've started talking to Peter
about this a bit regarding opengov.se.

Out of interest - would anyone be interested in having an online
meeting about this? E.g. next Tuesday (3rd November) evening at 1800

Best wishes,

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 2:11 PM, Li Ding <dingl@cs.rpi.edu> wrote:
> Hi, we (tetherless world constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic
> Institute (RPI))  did some initial search over the datasets published
> on the Web, and we have a small incomplete list right.
> http://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu/wiki/Resource_Guide_for_Government_Data
> You are welcome to join this effort by contributing the dataset you observed.
> best,
> Li
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 8:49 AM, Antti Poikola <antti.poikola@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I wonder if anyone have collected a generic list of categories "what kind of
>> public data exists". By generic I mean that in each country and each city
>> the resposible organizations are different and the names of the data set are
>> different, bur generically speaking the same kind of data sets can be found.
>> The listing could be somehow hierarchical like
>> Geographic data
>>   -
>>   -
>>   ...
>> Environmental data
>>   -
>>   -
>>   ...
>> You got the point. This would be highly valuable for anybody who is starting
>> to build the first data catalog ih her city/country.
>> Best regards,
>> Antti Poikola
>> Jyväskylä, Finland
> --
> Li Ding
> http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~dingl/
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