[CivicAccess-discuss] List of Canadian open data catalogs?
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Fri Oct 14 15:14:46 EDT 2011
I think at least some of the information on BuzzData is based on work
that I and others did as part of the Open Knowledge Foundation Working
Group on Open Government Data .
Back in May we had a meeting on this with many people who were
involved in running data catalogs and lists of data catalogs around
the world .
Since then we've been working really hard to build consensus with key
stakeholders in the open data community to have a single list of open
data catalogues. This resulted in the release of datacatalogs.org in
June 2011 at OKCon in Berlin, which Momoko was at . I think
BuzzData wasn't released until July, so I'm pretty sure the
datacatalogs.org list predates the one you link to. We spoke to Pete
and Momoko about interoperability between CKAN and BuzzData (which at
the time they said was very important to them) but nothing has come of
The site is curated by people interested in open data from all over
the world. Some of the curators are listed here:
The site is being used by various people interested in federating open
datasets from around the world.
It would be great to have some input from the Canadian open data
community to coincide with the Open Government Data Camp
(http://ogdcamp.org/) in Warsaw next week!
All the best,
 see http://lod2.okfn.org/2011/05/04/notes-from-data-catalogues-interoperability-workshop-edinburgh-3-4th-may-2011/
On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 8:43 PM, Alex Lougheed <alougheed at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's already an international set up on BuzzData, with fields for region,
> license, and URL:
> I'd recommend contributing to that dataset, or building on top of it. The BD
> API is out in beta.
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 1:02 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>
>> Hi all,
>> I've started a list of Canadian open data catalogs on datacatalogs.org:
>> It would be great if people in this group might be able to case an eye
>> over it to check for completeness and accuracy.
>> Tracey also said she'd be interested in helping to curate this. E.g. I
>> think there are a few links here which are not yet added:
>> Anyone interested?
>> All the best,
>> Jonathan Gray
>> Community Coordinator
>> The Open Knowledge Foundation
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