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Re: generic list of public data sources

From: Li Ding <dingl@cs.rpi.edu>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 14:56:35 -0400
Message-ID: <3db8d3300910291156p4e4f5cb1g6898e43f279fb233@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray@okfn.org>
Cc: Antti Poikola <antti.poikola@gmail.com>, eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hi Jonathan, that is a very interesting collection of dataset.

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 11:58 AM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray@okfn.org> 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,
>
> --
> 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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Li Ding
http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~dingl/
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