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Re: generic list of public data sources

From: Daniel Dietrich <daniel@so36.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 17:24:19 +0100
Message-Id: <6CD6F42A-BCBC-41A9-9A02-2E720D3FC36F@so36.net>
To: eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hi all,

On 29.10.2009, at 16:58, 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/

the Opendata Network Germany is also working on setting up a "opendata  
directory" for Germany. We have been talking to Jonathan on this  
already. We are still researching and trying to find out if the CKAN  
format fits our needs. Never the less we think CKAN is a great project  
and we should ensure interoperability of  these kind of directories /  
open government data catalogues and that they can be connected / cross  
searched via APIs.

>
> 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?

I Love this Idea, so we could find out what others in other countries  
think about this.


Kind regards
Daniel Dietrich

>
> 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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