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Re: Please recommend interesting 4-5 star Linked Data Sets

From: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 21:10:31 +0100
Message-ID: <4FB6ACB7.2030102@gmail.com>
To: public-gld-wg@w3.org
Hi Bernadette,

Sure, an example that has recently gone live and has had some good 
reaction in the UK is ...

Environment Agency: Water Quality

Five star publication of assessments of the water quality at Bathing 
("Swimming" for a US audience) sites in England and Wales. The data is a 
linking of three data streams - annual quality assessments, weekly 
in-season assessments and profiles (describes environmentally 
significant features and plans for each site). The data is live - 
updated at least weekly and sometimes daily as new assessments arrive. 
External links include geographic links (to Ordnance Survey linked 
data), administrations and legislation (to legislation.data.gov.uk).

Data publication supports a web application for human access, web API 
using the Linked Data API for developer use, Linked Data browse and 
SPARQL endpoint. Third parties have developed applications on top of the 
web API including a mobile phone application for checking quality of 
water at locations near you.

For more background and links see:

[I'll be talking about some of the technical issues of how we represent 
the data and handle update at SemTech myself.]


On 18/05/12 18:06, Bernadette Hyland wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm putting together a talk for the upcoming SemTech conference in San
> Francisco on behalf of the GLD WG and the status of publishing open
> government data sets worldwide. I hope this is a no brainer.
> Can you please respond with a data set name(s), a 1-2 sentence
> description & ideally a URL of any *4 or 5 star Linked Data sets* that
> you know about, can brag about because you're doing it, or think would
> be of interest to others.
> We hope to be announcing the availability of the environmental datasets
> our team worked on during the last 12 mos. FYI, we're in the security
> planning process with EPA and hope to have some good news to share in
> the coming months.
> Step by step we are all getting there. Hopefully the working group &
> those lurking on this list are demonstrating the value of these data
> sets within verticals & sub-domains with which we work.
> I ask for your assistance with some profile raising so that more
> managers will feel comfortable that there is a thriving ecosystem of
> data publishers & consumers. That will produce the virtuous circle
> needed to expand the Web of Data. TIA.
> Have a nice weekend!
> Cheers,
> Bernadette Hyland, co-chair
> W3C Government Linked Data Working Group
> Charter: http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/
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