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Open Data Commons

Open Data Commons
Open Data Commons is the home of a set of legal tools to help you provide and use Open Data If you’re wondering about things like: why open data matters? or why do I need this legal stuff, can’t I just post my data online? we suggest you check out the FAQ. If you want to know what we mean by open data visit the Open Definition which defines open in relation to data and content. You may also like to join the discussion list at

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Open Data Portal 0 Have you ever wondered… which of Europe’s countries has the greenest energy supply? Or which of its economies are growing fastest? Or which organisations are lobbying the EU? Term-based thesauri and SKOS (Part 1) I'm currently doing a piece of work on representing a thesaurus as linked data. I'm working on the basis that the output will make use of the SKOS model/RDF vocabulary. Some of the questions I'm pondering are probably SKOS Frequently Asked Questions, but I thought it was worth working through my proposed solution and some of the questions I'm pondering here, partly just to document my own thought processes and partly in the hope that SKOS implementers with more experience than me might provide some feedback or pointers. Edmonton road construction? There’s an app for that Summer in Edmonton means road construction, which means motorists may need to find alternative routes. Guess what? There’s an app for that. Software engineer Niels Hansen created the Edmonton Road Construction app and launched it on the iTunes app store June 5.

OS OpenData - Ordnance Survey OS OpenData™ offers a wide range of digital map products which you can freely view or download, for use in both personal and commercial applications. Coverage Small scale - national Data use LODE - Live OWL Documentation Environment Live OWL Documentation Environment (LODE), version 1.2 dated 3 June 2013, is a service that automatically extracts classes, object properties, data properties, named individuals, annotation properties, general axioms and namespace declarations from an OWL and OWL2 ontology, and renders them as ordered lists, together with their textual definitions, in a human-readable HTML page designed for browsing and navigation by means of embedded links. This LODE service is an open source development, and can be freely used, as described in this document. It may be used in conjunction with content negotiation to display this human-readable version of an OWL ontology when the user accesses the ontology using a web browser, or alternatively to deliver the OWL ontology itself when the user accesses the ontology using an ontology editing tool such as Protégé and NeOn Toolkit. The following pseudo-URL describes the way to call the LODE service:

Open data An introductory overview of Linked Open Data in the context of cultural institutions. Clear labeling of the licensing terms is a key component of Open data, and icons like the one pictured here are being used for that purpose. Overview[edit] Download SPARQL results into spreadsheet Download SPARQL results into spreadsheet SPARQL endpoint: SPARQL query: PREFIX owl: < PREFIX xsd: < PREFIX rdfs: < PREFIX rdf: < PREFIX foaf: < PREFIX dc: < PREFIX : < PREFIX dbpedia2: < PREFIX dbpedia: < PREFIX skos: < Endpoints that have worked successfully with this form: DBpedia Movie Database Gutenberg Metadata Information about the Web-based Systems Group @ Freie Universitat Berlin

San Francisco commits to open data San Francisco was once at the forefront of open data, and it hopes to get back to those ideals (Photo Credit: aslanix) San Francisco is a long-standing technology Mecca, so it’s only fitting that city and county leaders recently committed to boosting its open data movement online. “Openness and transparency are the fundamental basis for any successful government, particularly in an internet age,” said David Chiu, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. “We see, in many jurisdictions around the country, that when you release government data, you have an improved relationship between government and citizens.

Open science data Open science data is a type of open data focused on publishing observations and results of scientific activities available for anyone to analyze and reuse. While the idea of open science data has been actively promoted since the 1950s, the rise of the Internet has significantly lowered the cost and time required to publish or obtain data. History[edit] The concept of open access to scientific data was institutionally established with the formation of the World Data Center system, in preparation for the International Geophysical Year of 1957-1958.[1] The International Council of Scientific Unions (now the International Council for Science) established several World Data Centers to minimize the risk of data loss and to maximize data accessibility, further recommending in 1955 that data be made available in machine-readable form.[2]

TV Metadata Generator Here we present the tool "TV Metadata Generator", developed by Eurecom under the scope of the European Proyect LinkedTV FP7. In a nutshell, this application takes a video and its corresponding metadata files, available in different formats, and produces a RDF representation of the whole information. The knowledge graph obtained as result is suitable to be interlinked with other data in the Web, and allow the execution of complex queries that can bring the viewers a new way of enjoy Television. LinkedTV Ontology The LinkedTV model aims to make TV content and Web information seamlessly interconnected. This ontology defines a list of classes that can be relevant in the vast domain of television content, like for example Chapters, Scenes, Concepts, Objects... and allows to link them with information in external datasets.

Urban Data Challenge: Zürich Overview What’s the heartbeat of your city? Does data make your pulse race? Buses, trams, bicycles, pedestrians, and cars zoom about modern cities like blood pulsing through the body. But with urban growth comes challenges—one of them is how to improve transportation. Luckily, advances in technology combined with active open data and open source movements mean the citizenry can increasingly become part of the solution.

Feeds Maybe you have just a wrong url. Go to first to see if the error persists. If you get the error again check that you: California Common Sense launches open data portal California Common Sense (CACS) a non-partisan non-profit founded by Stanford students and alumni to open government to the public, develop data-driven policy analysis, and educate citizens about how their governments work has launched a new open data portal. Data will include national Medicaid spending figures, along with several California specific spending datasets available as .xls, .xlsx, .csv, .pdf, and other files. Socrata has put together the website, and CACS analysts have built extensive datasets by attaining the information from government sources, merging them across years, and formatting them for web-based access. CACS’s open data portal enables average citizens, journalists, researchers, and policy makers to efficiently explore government data directly and in one place.