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Re: topic areas Open Data cases -- Re: Draft agenda for Sept. 20 W3C eGov meeting

From: Tim McNamara <paperless@timmcnamara.co.nz>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 06:40:33 +1200
Message-ID: <CA+YLJLvvdheNMob9SV62eAXeSjWQzY3_zrFT39qDdV2qV=4goQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Holm, Jeanne M (1760)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>
Cc: Hadley Beeman <hadley@linkedgov.org>, Chris Beer <chris@codex.net.au>, "josema@webfoundation.org" <josema@webfoundation.org>, "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, "martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org" <martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org>
At more of a micro and qualitative level, we (New Zealand) have been
building a series of three sentence examples of how open government
data has been beneficial to agencies:
http://wiki.open.org.nz/Open_Data_Mini_Case_Studies. Sectors include
education, social policy, heritage, forestry management and the
environment.

They're referred to by our Department of Internal Affairs, and
therefore have somewhat official status:
http://ict.govt.nz/programme/opening-government-data-and-information/open-data-case-studies

Tim McNamara
Open Knowledge Foundation  \\  paperlessprojects.com
+64 21 499 225  \\  @timClicks  \\  timmcnamara.co.nz



On 20 September 2011 05:43, Holm, Jeanne M (1760)
<jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> Hadley--
> This is great!  Would you be interested in talking about this briefly at
> tomorrow's meeting?
> --Jeanne
> **********************************************************
> Jeanne Holm
> Evangelist, Data.gov
> U.S. General Services Administration
> Cell: (818) 434-5037
> Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn: JeanneHolm
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> From: Hadley Beeman <hadley@linkedgov.org>
> Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:47:00 -0700
> To: Chris Beer <chris@codex.net.au>
> Cc: "josema@webfoundation.org" <josema@webfoundation.org>, Jeanne Holm
> <Jeanne.M.Holm@jpl.nasa.gov>, "public-egov-ig@w3.org"
> <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, "martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org"
> <martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org>
> Subject: Re: topic areas Open Data cases -- Re: Draft agenda for Sept. 20
> W3C eGov meeting
>
> Hi all,
> We're keeping a running list of open government data case studies on our
> wiki:
> http://wiki.linkedgov.org/index.php/The_economic_impact_of_open_data
> Feel free to copy from it or add to it!  We're an open community and it's a
> live document.
> Cheers,
>    Hadley
> Hadley Beeman
> LinkedGov & UK Government's Technology Strategy Board
> hadley@linkedgov.org
> hadley.beeman@tsb.gov.uk
> +44 7768 711478
>
> On 17 Sep 2011, at 01:00, Chris Beer wrote:
>
> I'm in - http://www.myregion.gov.au (and http://www.data.gov.au as our data
> store) - let me know what you want - will send an inital overview /
> background off list early next week. Note the site is indicative only -
> major release in 6mths or so will move to full LOD and OPSI principles,
> although the Gov 2.0 aspect wont change much.
> Cheers
> Chris
>
> Sent from Samsung Mobile
>
>
> "Jose M. Alonso" <josema@webfoundation.org> wrote:
>
>
> El 15/09/2011, a las 21:31, Holm, Jeanne M (1760) escribió:
> [...]
>> • Opportunity for leadership!  Select 2-3 areas for near-term focus and
>> seek leaders to help on each (such as policy, accessibility, or list of
>> resources)
>
> I'm all for a general Open Data one. We could start with something many are
> asking me for: a curated list of resources as examples of what people have
> done already. This would be similar the the Use cases and Case Studies that
> other groups have been developing over the last several years. See SWEO ones
> as an example [1].
>
> We had a technical piece into place to do something like this (thanks to
> Martin Alvarez (CTIC/W3C.es) at [2]. It was never released nor properly
> reviewed, although it was going to also serve as an example for the group
> eating its own dog food [3].
>
> Alternatively, I could host this at WF wiki [4], but I'd need a crash course
> on Semantic Media Wiki and some help. I volunteer to lead this in any case.
>
> Anyway, I would like the cases to be described with more detail. I would us
> to come up with a simple taxonomy that would allows us to collect
> information doing desk research and contacting people involved in those
> projects. I'm always asked to show evidence about the benefits of Open Data
> and I would love these cases to serve as examples of the social and economic
> benefits. Some could be apps, services, some could be reports, surveys. Some
> high level questions that I'd like to see answered:
> What is the cost of running initiative X? How many people are now employed
> in X because of Open Data? How the life of people of X has been improved
> because of Open Data? Haw did it cost to develop app X? What software does
> it use? Is it Open Source?
>
> Outside Open Data circles there's little knowledge about what it is about. I
> would initially focus on two things:
> * Applications and services that show social and economic benefits of Open
> Data
>   + think of a showroom, classified by topic, with detailed info (well
> beyond URL and author), so people non-familar with this can get an idea,
> others interested in doing the same or a similar thing, too.
>
> * Studies, reports and the like on the benefits of Open Data
>
> I could go in more detail but would like to hear first the opinion of the
> group and people willing to help if any.
>
> Best,
> Josema.
>
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/public/UseCases/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/egov/IG/UseCases/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/egov/IG/UseCases/doc/how-does-it-work
> [4] http://wiki.webfoundation.org/
>
>
> --
>
> Jose M. Alonso
> Program Manager, Open Data
> World Wide Web Foundation
> email: josema@webfoundation.org
> twitter: @josemalonso
> skype: josema.alonso
> http://www.webfoundation.org
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