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Re: UK Open Data data vignette

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:00:38 -0400
Message-ID: <55C0E1A6.40908@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 8/4/15 11:35 AM, Hugh Glaser wrote:
> The ODI (http://theodi.org) has published a research report, 
> "Research: Open data means business" 
> (http://theodi.org/open-data-means-business), along with a Google 
> sheet of Open Data Companies 
> (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xwxNIaxXSEMLktb-oo1UoYTd5WMPFkRLytRVVBr5OMA). 
> It seemed a nice idea to map the companies and make the data 
> accessible as 5 * Open Data at http://opendatacompanies.data.seme4.com
> So we have loaded the company data into a Linked Data store with a 
> SPARQL endpoint (http://opendatacompanies.data.seme4.com/sparql/), and 
> made the URIs resolve, such as 
> http://opendatacompanies.data.seme4.com/id/company/od001
> We have also used the UK postcodes (and OS services) to plot the 
> companies on a map: http://opendatacompanies.data.seme4.com/services/map/
> There you go.
> This is all a little rough-and-ready, just to see what it looks like, 
> and see if anyone wants to use it. If you do, and want any changes, 
> please ask.
> Actually, if anyone wanted to produce a similar GSheet for other 
> places, we could suck that in too.
> Best
> Hugh

Nice work!

BTW -- how actually handles editing of the original spreadsheet? The 
information on OpenLink is really messed up. The ultimate demonstration 
of identity and identifiers gone very wrong. Half of the description is 
based on OpenLink Financials and the other half OpenLink Software :(


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