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Insu Opendata 20111018

  1. 1. Open Data and Thesauri INSU – Stockholm - 24/Oct/2011 Bart Hanssens
  2. 2. Overview
  3. 3. Belgium <ul><li>Data.gov.be launched
  4. 4. National and (in the future) regional
  5. 5. 4 languages (NL, FR, D, E)
  6. 6. Only 2 – 3 star on TBL scale
  7. 7. Does not use CKAN </li><ul><li>Not sure how to handle multi-language </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Challenges <ul><li>Licenses </li><ul><li>Unknown or (too) strict </li></ul><li>No open data law
  9. 9. Organisation / maintenance </li><ul><li>Resources
  10. 10. Continuity / updates </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Open data in the EU
  12. 12. Observations <ul><li>US, UK, NL, BE... use Drupal 6 as front-end </li><ul><li>Perhaps we could work together / create D7 profile ? </li></ul><li>CKAN is popular as back-end
  13. 13. Data set metadata is +/- the same </li><ul><li>CKAN, DERI DCAT
  14. 14. Also: SEMIC Asset Description Metadata Schema </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. SEMIC ADMS <ul><li>Use cases not limited to open data
  16. 16. Federated search
  17. 17. List of thesauri, code lists, …
  18. 18. Implementation will be available for reuse
  19. 19. Due date: April 2012 ? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Need for thesauri and identifiers <ul><li>Metadata </li><ul><li>Categories
  21. 21. Update frequency
  22. 22. Geo coverage </li></ul><li>Data </li><ul><li>Locations
  23. 23. Languages </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. The Eurovoc case <ul><li>Multidisciplinary thesauri
  25. 25. Widely used </li><ul><li>EU Parliament, Publications Office, ... </li></ul><li>Translated into 24 EU-languages
  26. 26. Issue: one has to apply for a (free) license </li><ul><li>Why not distribute it under CC-license ? </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Others <ul><li>Alternative: GEMET ?
  28. 28. Coverage: geonames ? </li></ul>
  29. 29. More info
  30. 30. References <ul><li>http://vocab.deri.ie/dcat
  31. 31. http://eurovoc.europa.eu
  32. 32. http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet
  33. 33. http://www.geonames.org
  34. 34. http://www.fao.org/agrovoc/
  35. 35. http://www.semic.eu/semic/view/snav/network/Communities/ADMS.xhtml </li></ul>
  36. 36. Questions ?
  37. 37. Thanks ! Fedict – Federal Public Service ICT Maria-Theresiastraat 1/3 1000 Brussels (Belgium) www.fedict.be bart.hanssens[at]fedict.be | @BartHanssens

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