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Re: generic list of public data sources

From: Antti Poikola <antti.poikola@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 18:33:49 +0200
Message-ID: <4AE9C3ED.9090409@googlemail.com>
To: Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray@okfn.org>
CC: Li Ding <dingl@cs.rpi.edu>, Antti Poikola <antti.poikola@gmail.com>, eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Thanks Li, Owen and Jonathan

I'm well aware that there are several sites listing the actual more or 
less open data sources like the data.gov and CKAN

I am looking a general topic list that would guide me that in my country 
there are most propably some organization holding data about this, this 
and this. Ofcourse I can compile the list by going trough the existing 
data catalogues... The Owens detailed categorization was good for the 
statistical data, but statistical data is just one branch in the owerall 
picture... what about the register of "Alcholo licences in a city" or 
something more weird but usefull.

Just to give you an idea i drafted out of my head a MindMap that I would 
like to develope to cover the full picture.


All resource links are wellcome



Jonathan Gray wrote:
> 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,
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