[bigclean] [euopendata] Idea: screen scraping sprint -> 19.3.2011

Richard Cyganiak richard at cyganiak.de
Wed Mar 2 15:48:56 GMT 2011


Hi Antti,

Is there any specific data that is to be the target of this event? I understand it's data about your local city, but that's still very general.

Maybe it would be good to have something like a checklist for your city:

* city budget
* city parliament/council + results of last election
* demographic statistics
* city government meeting minutes and decisions
* public tenders
* planning applications
* ...

Ideally, every item on the list would have obviously useful applications if they were available in structured form. A city's data could be considered “clean” if all of the items are scraped (or already available in structured form from official sources)

Best,
Richard


On 2 Mar 2011, at 14:37, Antti Jogi Poikola wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> Some months ago I send this list an idea about screen scraping day. The global event is still planned, but as many of us are quite busy right now we decided to start with small and organise 19th March a twin event in two cities Prague (Czech) and Jyväskylä (Finland). I will organise small "five guys and pizza" -type of event in Jyväskylä and Jindřich Mynarz will make a bit bigger one in Prague.
> 
> The idea is to have this as a preparatory event so that in may or june we could organise really nice global screen scraping day. For now we would need some helping hand in setting a wordpress blog... OKF has reserved the domain  bigclean.org
> 
> Also if some other cities would like to join in on 19th of March, you are more than wellcome.
> 
> BR, Antti "Jogi" Poikola
> 
> http://blog.okfn.org/2010/11/10/announcing-the-big-clean-spring-2011/
> 
> On 1 October 2010 13:50, Antti Poikola <antti.poikola at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Hi people,
> 
> I just got an idea that we could organize maybe even global screen scraping day/camp/sprint with the idea to create open API:s to government data by programming screen scrapers to existing public, but technically not open data sources?
> 
> So far just a vague idea... anybody interested to brainstorm it further?
> 
> -Jogi
> 
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