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Re: UK Open Data data vignette

From: Hugh Glaser <hugh@glasers.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 17:09:25 +0100
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <55C0E3B5.2020306@glasers.org>
Yeah, the Seme4 data ain't too good either :-)

Try Tom (Tom Heath <tom.heath@theodi.org>) at the ODI.

On 04/08/2015 17:00, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> 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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