[open-government] 700,000+ open government data sets indexed

Tim McNamara tim.mcnamara at okfn.org
Mon Sep 5 05:01:38 BST 2011


"The TWC International Open Government Dataset Catalog (IOGDC) is a
linked data application based on metadata scraped from an increasing
number of international dataset catalog websites publishing a rich
variety of government data. Metadata extracted from these catalog
websites is automatically converted to RDF linked data and
re-published via the TWC LOGD SPAQRL endpoint and made available for
download. The TWC IOGDC demo site features an efficient,
reconfigurable faceted browser with search capabilities offering a
compelling demonstration of the value of a common metadata model for
open government dataset catalogs. We believe that the vocabulary
choices demonstrated by IOGDC highlights the potential for useful
linked data applications to be created from open government catalogs
and will encourage the adoption of such a standard worldwide. Warning:
This demo will crash IE7 and IE8.

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