Open Government Data




                                    José M. Alonso
                                 eGovernment L...
Will portals disappear?
How do citizens search?
They try going to a one-stop shop
   (a few, and if known)

To the given agency Web site if not
  ...
Why limit interactions?
Open Government?

“If people don't know what you're
doing, they don't know what you're
doing wrong”

 “Yes, Minister” on O...
Open Government!

“It took me 15 minutes and 20 lines
of code to get the info of Spanish
congress representatives from 15
...
Again...
Why limit interactions?
  (avoid obscurity by default)
Open Government Data

“Public Sector Information in free
open raw formats and ways that
make it accessible to all and allo...
Say it again!?!?
         Sector
“Public
Information in free open
raw formats and ways that make it
accessible to all and ...
Public Policy Outcomes
Inclusion
Transparency
Accountability
Benefits
Multiple views, not just one
Reuse
  “the coolest thing to do with your data will
  be thought of by someone else”...
How?
“identify the data that one
controls, represent that data in a
way that people can use, and
expose the data to the wi...
The road ahead
                       Semantic Web
                       XML
                  RDFa
                 API
...
Example: RDFa




See UK OPSI use and also upcoming on Recovery.gov,
on Data.gov, too?
Example: DC.gov




Data Catalog (CSV, Atom, XML, ESRI, KML)
Example: DC.gov
Example: DC.gov
Example: DC.gov
Example: DC.gov




many more at Apps for Democracy (ROI = 4000% ?)
Meet Linked Data
Empowering Data
No need to throw away your existing
systems, just build on top
Metadata are the goal (dat...
Linked Data Cloud
...not without some pain
Mission and Strategy
Capabilities
Authoritative Source, Provenance, Trust
Security
Integrity
Pers...
eGovernment at W3C
Public Interest Group, Open to Everybody
Collective effort
  Governments, Industry, Citizens, Civil Soc...
Thanks and Q&A
http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/
    http://www.w3.org/2009/Talks/0316-OGD-JA/


          josema@w3.org
Credits
Slides License           CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
                      with attribution to W3C




        Photo credits
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Jose Alonso - W3C

  1. 1. Open Government Data José M. Alonso eGovernment Lead Brussels, Belgium, 16 Mar 2009 W3C/CTIC
  2. 2. Will portals disappear?
  3. 3. How do citizens search? They try going to a one-stop shop (a few, and if known) To the given agency Web site if not (even less ones) They often use a search engine They get pointers to non-gov sites Happy with what they get
  4. 4. Why limit interactions?
  5. 5. Open Government? “If people don't know what you're doing, they don't know what you're doing wrong” “Yes, Minister” on Open Government (1980)
  6. 6. Open Government! “It took me 15 minutes and 20 lines of code to get the info of Spanish congress representatives from 15 HTML pages into XML, and I’m not a good programmer” Jose M. Alonso (2009)
  7. 7. Again... Why limit interactions? (avoid obscurity by default)
  8. 8. Open Government Data “Public Sector Information in free open raw formats and ways that make it accessible to all and allow reuse”
  9. 9. Say it again!?!? Sector “Public Information in free open raw formats and ways that make it accessible to all and allow reuse” more specific? see the 8 principles
  10. 10. Public Policy Outcomes Inclusion Transparency Accountability
  11. 11. Benefits Multiple views, not just one Reuse “the coolest thing to do with your data will be thought of by someone else” Improved Web Search Data Integration
  12. 12. How? “identify the data that one controls, represent that data in a way that people can use, and expose the data to the wider world.” Jeni Tennison
  13. 13. The road ahead Semantic Web XML RDFa API RSS/Atom HTML Scrapping
  14. 14. Example: RDFa See UK OPSI use and also upcoming on Recovery.gov, on Data.gov, too?
  15. 15. Example: DC.gov Data Catalog (CSV, Atom, XML, ESRI, KML)
  16. 16. Example: DC.gov
  17. 17. Example: DC.gov
  18. 18. Example: DC.gov
  19. 19. Example: DC.gov many more at Apps for Democracy (ROI = 4000% ?)
  20. 20. Meet Linked Data Empowering Data No need to throw away your existing systems, just build on top Metadata are the goal (data mashups) Linking Open Data project TimBL talk at TED (slides, video)
  21. 21. Linked Data Cloud
  22. 22. ...not without some pain Mission and Strategy Capabilities Authoritative Source, Provenance, Trust Security Integrity Persistence Licensing Models Legacy Systems
  23. 23. eGovernment at W3C Public Interest Group, Open to Everybody Collective effort Governments, Industry, Citizens, Civil Societies, other International Bodies Identification and Description of existing challenges Propose ways to address them Join/Send Use Cases Read/Comment http://www.w3.org/TR/egov- improving
  24. 24. Thanks and Q&A http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/ http://www.w3.org/2009/Talks/0316-OGD-JA/ josema@w3.org
  25. 25. Credits Slides License CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 with attribution to W3C Photo credits http://flickr.com/photos/bepster/135824505 http://www.flickr.com/photos/simthom/287191387 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrhayata/509542058

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