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Re: [dcat] World Bank opens up its data

From: Kris Dev <krisdev@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:02:44 +0530
Message-ID: <v2qa7a9a951004270232o83d56f4ftf6dd8aa17751b77b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Peristeras, Vassilios" <vassilios.peristeras@deri.org>
Cc: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, public-egov-ig@w3.org, Daniel Dietrich <daniel@so36.net>, info@opendata-network.org, "Peter Krantz, http://www.opengov.se" <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
Hi,

Thanks for this useful info.

I participated in the World Bank Innovation Fair: Moving beyond Conflict in
Cape Town held two weeks ago. I shall forward to the contacts in WB as we
had a concall last week on this subject.

In the meantime, the following two messages may be relevant to the topic of
discussions:

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 9:44 PM, Daniel Dietrich <daniel@so36.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> my name is Daniel Dietrich, I am a researcher at Technical University
> Berlin, Germany and also chairman of the german based non-profit open data
> network.
>
> I am digging into the topic of the "discoverability of open government
> data" and found that there is little information out there.
>
> My underling thought is that it is simply not enough for governments to
> publish "some data somehow on the net", but that the data can only be of
> value to the public if it is easy to "discover" the relevant information.
>
> I am especially interested in data catalogue related issues, search engine
> related issues and issues with proper metadata structure and semantic
> technologies such as rdf.
>
> I would appreciate very much I you would share with me your experiences,
> examples for good and bad practice, anecdotes and the like on these issues.
> Thanks for your time.
>
> Kind regards
> Daniel
>
>
>
>
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>



On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 11:51 PM, Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>wrote:

> Daniel, there is an effort in this area that started just last week. See
>
> http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Data_Catalog_Vocabulary
>
> At the first meeting syndication (e.g. making distribution of RDF
> metadata on a dataset over Atom) was discussed. I suggest ju joint
> this group and start contributing use cases and your expertise. Look
> forward to seeing you there.
>
> Regards,
>
> Peter Krantz
> http://www.opengov.se
>
>
Forwarded by:

-- 
Kris Dev,
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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Winner of Innovations Award 2009 for IT Innovation and
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Selected for World Bank Innovation Fair 2010.



On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 1:55 PM, Peristeras, Vassilios <
vassilios.peristeras@deri.org> wrote:

> http://gigaom.com/2010/04/20/world-bank-opens-up-its-data-removes-pay-wa
> lls/<http://gigaom.com/2010/04/20/world-bank-opens-up-its-data-removes-pay-wa%0Alls/>
> http://data.worldbank.org/
> Perhaps we could try to contact someone from the WB to participate in
> the group...
>
> Regards,
> Vassilios
>
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