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5-star linked open data address registry

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Presentation by Raf Buyle, Dieter De Paepe and Ziggy Vanlishout at Open Belgium 2017.

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5-star linked open data address registry

  1. 1. 5-STAR LINKED OPEN DATA ADDRESS REGISTRY Raf Buyle, Ziggy Vanlishout, Dieter De Paepe Keynote Session 2017 Open Belgium, Brussels
  2. 2. WHYSmart Cities need to be connected. Smart Cities: ”Places where information technology is combined with infrastructure, architecture, everyday objects, and even our bodies to address social, economic, and environmental problems1”. 1 Townsend, 2013, p. 24
  3. 3. HOWSilos will have to dissolve. “The development of 5-star Linked Base Registries1 is seen as a part of a solution to overcome this hurdle” 1 http://ec.europa.eu/isa/actions/documents/isa_1.2_d1.2_base_registry_definition.pdf http://nl.freeimages.com/photo/silo-1-1209716
  4. 4. WHATThe 5-star Flemish Address Registry. The Central Reference Address Database (CRAB), containing well over 4 million addresses and their geographical coordinates.
  5. 5. OUTLINE @info_vlaanderen #OSLO2
  6. 6. Context?
  7. 7. OSLO grassroots initiative!
  8. 8. Flemish Government endorses OSLO OSLO² Embedded in the strategy of Informatie Vlaanderen
  9. 9. Goals OSLO²
  10. 10. FLANDERSOpen Standards for Linked Organizations
  11. 11. FLANDERSInteroperability Levels
  12. 12. BASE REGISTRIES For the public sector, Base Registries are a fundamental footprint like DNA for living organisms. “trusted authentic sources of information under the control of an appointed public administration or organization appointed by the government1” containing information about public services 1 http://ec.europa.eu/isa/actions/documents/isa_1.2_d1.2_base_registry_definition.pdf https://pixabay.com/nl/dna-biologie-geneeskunde-gen-163466/
  13. 13. BASE REGISTRIES Base Registries Concept
  14. 14. Address Registry  Open Data  >4 million addresses  geographical coordinates  synchronised in real time between 308 local governments
  15. 15. ARCHITECTURE? Give meaning to your data so machines don’t need to guess.
  16. 16. 1 Tim Berners-Lee, https://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html THE WEB AS A BLUEPRINT Use URIs as names for things1
  17. 17. THE WEB AS A BLUEPRINT 1 Tim Berners-Lee, https://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names Use URIs as names for things1
  18. 18. THE WEB AS A BLUEPRINT 1 Tim Berners-Lee, https://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information, using the standards Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names Use URIs as names for things1
  19. 19. THE WEB AS A BLUEPRINT Include links to other URIs, so people can discover more things 1 Tim Berners-Lee, https://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information, using the standards Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names Use URIs as names for things1
  20. 20. A Quick Intro into Linked Data
  21. 21. A Quick Intro into Linked Data
  22. 22. Key Point Each term has a specific definition. By reusing terms now, we create solutions that are interoperable later. 1 http://nl.freeimages.com/photo/recycle-1244643
  23. 23. Using Linked Data • Sparql (like SQL, but graphier) • Browsing to a URI – HTML for humans – Raw data for machines
  24. 24. CRAB LOD(ALPHA-release) http://data.vlaanderen.be/sparql
  25. 25. Use Case
  26. 26. Local News
  27. 27. Local News News annotated with location • City administration (eg: Ghent) • Utility companies (eg: Eandis) App knows users interests and location User gets relevant news
  28. 28. IDEATION Applications Share your stunning idea…with @info_vlaanderen #OSLO2 … and pitch your case at the LOD workshop in June
  29. 29. LOD Workshop! @info_vlaanderen #OSLO2 #LBLOD  Free Hands-On 5-star Linked Open Data Workshop  23th June 2017 - Ghent  Addresses  Local Decisions as Linked Open Data  Pitch your idea!  Subscribe http://bit.ly/LODinAction
  30. 30. TAKE AWAY @info_vlaanderen @rafke @ziggyvanlishout @DieterDePaepe Give meaning to your data Flemish government is focussing on 5-star data >4 Mio addresses via the alpha-LOD Join the LOD workshop and share your ideas!

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