Re: Public Data Catalog Priorities and Demand


Please Jonathan, Steven and others, let us know if you find some 
visualization, categorization or prioritization that would clarify the 
"swamp" of public sector information sources.

I'm looking for two things:

1. A easy way to get the BIG PICTURE of what kind of public sector 
information most propably exists (even if it is not open yet)
in a typical country or city.

2. Some priorities from the information re-users point of view

So far I have found only listings and catalogues that can be re-ordered 
according to some topics (for example CKAN and, but these are 
not really helping to give the big picture. From this kind of catalogues 
it is easy to find some specific data source if you know what you are 
looking for, but if you just want to see what is out there and build the 
overview the catalogues are not so helpful.

Best regards

-Antti "Jogi" Poikola

Jonathan Gray kirjoitti:
> Just to let you know, we're currently working on this with
> Also very interested in thinking about how we can track how different
> datasets are reused.
> Jonathan
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 4:20 PM, Steven Clift <> wrote:
>> Has anyone explored what government data is in highest "demand" on the
>> emerging public data reuse sites? How does interest from different
>> re-user audiences vary (e.g.  business, media, open gov advocates,
>> independent coders, etc.)
>> Also, has anyone started a comparsion chart of what different
>> governments are providing? It would be interesting to quickly see what
>>  different national or local governments are providing now and over
>> time. This gets to the "what's important" to release for easy reuse
>> versus what is the easiest or least politically sensitive.
>> Steven Clift
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Received on Friday, 18 December 2009 06:11:00 UTC