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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:

  http://ckan.net/

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
GMT?

Best wishes,

-- 
Jonathan Gray

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



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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