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LinkedGov: RDF HTTP XML URI REST GOV OMG

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Slides from Open Web Camp, 14 July 2012, at PayPal in San Jose, CA.

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  • Governments International bodies Scientific publishers, researchers Commercial companies
  • Paul Clarke's 4 types of data – and citation Kinds of organisations in the UK to illustrate the breadth
  • CC and database rights Restricted, and reasons for charging (trains, OS) OGL, CC0, public domain And what about scraping?
  • Provenance Reliability Politics Context

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  • 1. LinkedGov: RDF HTTP XML URI REST GOV OMG#OWC4 Hadley Beeman @HadleyBeeman Hadley@LinkedGov.org @LinkedGov Open Web Camp PayPal, San Jose, CA 14 July 2012
  • 2. The many sources of open data
  • 3. UK Government Open Data
  • 4. What can we do with it?
  • 5. Transparency and accountability
  • 6. Delivering services to/on behalf of government
  • 7. Improving commercial products and services
  • 8. Public sector efficiencies
  • 9. Economic impact
  • 10. Why were not there yet
  • 11. Variety... of publishers
  • 12. Variety... of formats
  • 13. Variety... of licences © All Rights Reserved
  • 14. Machine readable? Raw data?
  • 15. Variety... of access points and SLAs
  • 16. Data quality
  • 17. Data discovery on the WebEarly lists of sites on the Web Current (early) lists of data on the Web
  • 18. How to make sense of it all?
  • 19. Adding context through linked data Royal Mail County Council Ordnance Survey
  • 20. Semantically enriching the data: linked data
  • 21. Semantically enriching the data: typing and mark-up
  • 22. Semantically enriching the data: typing and mark-up
  • 23. Coordinated effort: LinkedGovCreate a clean, usable, understandable body of UK government data for any purpose.What that means: How we do that:Machine readable An open source projectHuman readable A little bit of help fromTyped everyoneInternally linked All in one place Make the most of their skills (technical or not, civil service or citizen)
  • 24. LinkedGov Cleaning tasks ✖ ✔ Question site LinkedGov Import database existing & data core components(CSV, Excel, XML) data (Data is stored as machine- .linkedgov readable data) .org
  • 25. Familiar interfaces
  • 26. Crowdsourced data cleaning Hi! You are from BIS? Can you tell us what 072529-1092 means in the dataset Budget forecasts Q3 2012-13 BIS Programme for Innovation in the South West Are these two terms related?Environmental services Environmental services Environ svcs Environ Svcs
  • 27. Access to data to encourage the data publishers
  • 28. Bit by bit, were getting there.Lets try an example of fitting the pieces together.
  • 29. The goal: to build thisWith thanks to Elliot Long (@elroid), from his work at http://linkedgov.hackcamp.org.uk
  • 30. The data - timetables
  • 31. The data – bus stop locations
  • 32. Converting the bus stops to lat/longExample from, and for more info, try http://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong-gridref.htmlNot always necessary, depending on the data source and formats used
  • 33. The full data journey Location from the mobile 31 phone in lat/long Lookup of bus stops near the user 42 Conversion of the users location to Easting/Northing Producing the relevant bus routes, filtering by time
  • 34. Info to the user: Mobile-friendly HMTL pagehttp://abusforthat.appspot.com/#/stop?id=800SB04791
  • 35. Bus - Pimlico Badger Image creditshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/salford_ian/2178180169/sizes/o/in/photostream/Financials - mihalysofthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mihalysoft/5378101443/sizes/s/Line graph - spierzchalahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/spierzchala/209113241/sizes/m/NHS - comedy_nosehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/comedynose/3797160719/sizes/s/Senate House - secpilhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/umdrums/4113274705/sizes/l/in/photostream/Newspaper -carmichaellibraryhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/carmichaellibrary/3820938629/sizes/s/in/photostream/Head banger - sybrenstuvelhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/sybrenstuvel/2468506922Receipt - Dan4thhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dan4th/2213552778/sizes/s/Market – zoetnet Geocities cached page:http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoetnet/4529384602/ http://www.geocities.ws/Colosseum/Track/1186/bmxlink.htmlSunlit Whitehall – garryknight At Napier, for real and on screen – wmacphailhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/garryknight/3717643414/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/wmacphail/230874881/sizes/m/in/photostream/1910 World map – pbarry IMG_5078 - fccdotgovhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/pbarry/3156691873/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/fccdotgov/4808160161/Special thanks to @danpaulsmith for diagrams in this presentation
  • 36. Questions or suggestions? http://wiki.linkedgov.org http://github.com/linkedgov#OWC4 Hadley Beeman @HadleyBeeman Hadley@LinkedGov.org @LinkedGov Open Web Camp PayPal, San Jose, CA 14 July 2012