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

From: Boris Villazon-Terrazas <bvillazon@fi.upm.es>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 22:05:37 +0200
Cc: W3C public GLD WG WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E55BD0E1-4B2E-4BA2-964F-160F46946530@fi.upm.es>
To: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
Hi Bernadette

As you already known, here at the Ontology Engineering Group [1], we are working on some Linked Open Data Initiatives, all of them are 5 stars

- GeoLinkedData [2] aims at enriching the Web of Data with Spanish geospatial data into the context of INSPIRE themes [3]. This initiative has started off by publishing diverse information sources belonging to the National Geographic Institute of Spain, and the National Statistic Institute in Spain.
- datos.bne.es [4] is a LD dataset created from the Spanish National Library (BNE). The endpoint is available here [5].
   The BNE has transformed into RDF and linked the “catálogo de autoridades y bibliográfico” (Authority and Bibliography catalogue) that contains around 7 million authority and bibliographic records. BNE authors and publications are   directly linked to resources in other datasets: VIAF , DBPedia , SUDOC , LIBRIS , and the GND (the authority file from the German National Library). datos.bne.es contains approximately 58 million triples generated from MARC 2records in Spanish and 587,000 links to other resources in multiple natural languages (e.g. German, French, English, Swedish).
-  AEMET meteorological dataset [6], which makes available some data sources from the Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET, Spanish Meteorological Office) as Linked Data.
- El Viajero [7] is an application that exploits, manages, and organizes Linked Data in the domain of news and blogs about traveling. El Viajero makes use of several heterogeneous datasets to help users to plan future trips, and relies on the Open Provenance Model [8] (and now PROV [9]) for modelling the provenance information of the resources.
- Finally, we are developing an open initiative with Portugal in the context of the OTALEX project [10] for generating LD from environmental and geospatial resources. The endpoint is available here [11]

Hope this helps. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to try to answer.

Best

Boris



[1] http://www.oeg-upm.net
[2] http://geo.linkeddata.es/
[3] The INSPIRE Directive addresses 34 spatial data themes needed for environmental applications. http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/index.cfm/pageid/2/list/7
[4] http://datos.bne.es
[5] http://datos.bne.es/sparql
[6] http://aemet.linkeddata.es
[7] http://webenemasuno.linkeddata.es
[8] http://openprovenance.org/
[9] http://www.w3.org/blog/SW/2012/05/04/the-prov-ontology-an-update/
[10] http://www.ideotalex.eu/
[11] http://otalex.linkeddata.es/sparql




On May 18, 2012, at 7:06 PM, 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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