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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 21:15:34 +0100
Message-ID: <4FB6ADE6.8040709@gmail.com>
To: public-gld-wg@w3.org
P.S. I should add that the data modelling is based on the Data Cube 
vocabulary and thus fits rather nicely with the GLD-WG story.


On 18/05/12 21:10, Dave Reynolds wrote:
> Hi Bernadette,
> Sure, an example that has recently gone live and has had some good
> reaction in the UK is ...
> Environment Agency: Water Quality
> http://environment.data.gov.uk/
> 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:
> http://www.epimorphics.com/web/wiki/epimorphics-helps-environment-agency-publish-2012-bathing-water-linked-data
> [I'll be talking about some of the technical issues of how we represent
> the data and handle update at SemTech myself.]
> Cheers,
> Dave
> 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/
Received on Friday, 18 May 2012 20:16:06 UTC

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