[CivicAccess-discuss] List of Canadian open data catalogs?
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Fri Oct 14 16:08:20 EDT 2011
I was one of the contributors to that OKF spreadsheet: http://opengovernmentdata.org/data/catalogues/ I came up with the region, etc. columns. Before it was a long list in which you couldn't filter by, e.g. "all Canadian catalogues". I also added catalogues and updated/removed incorrect listings.
The BuzzData dataset is probably very close in coverage to datacatalogs.org. It certainly has some that datacatalogs.org doesn't, and vice versa. (It also has statistics bureaus of all countries, but these are not catalogs and should be removed.)
How does one edit datacatalogs.org? I tried editing a catalog, but the changes are not reflected in the public site. This discourages me from investing too much time improving your Canadian data catalog descriptors, as I have no idea what the process is. Also, how does one add new catalogs and add catalogs to groups? Anyway, you are missing:
North Vancouver http://geoweb.dnv.org/
British Columbia http://www.data.gov.bc.ca/
Niagara Falls http://www.niagarafalls.ca/services/open/default.aspx
Prince George http://princegeorge.ca/cityservices/online/odc/Pages/default.aspx
Also, http://www.opendatalondon.ca/ and http://montrealouvert.net/ do not belong, as there is nothing catalog-ish about them.
Better naming conventions would go a long way towards scannability/readability. The site's name is "Data Catalogs". Must the words "Data Catalog" appear in each data catalog title? Likewise, "Open Data"?
See you at OGD Camp!
On 2011-10-14, at 3:14 PM, Jonathan Gray wrote:
> Thanks Alex!
> 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
> this yet.
> 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,
>  http://opengovernmentdata.org/
>  see http://lod2.okfn.org/2011/05/04/notes-from-data-catalogues-interoperability-workshop-edinburgh-3-4th-may-2011/
> and http://lod2.okfn.org/2011/06/07/next-steps-on-datacatalogs-org/
>  http://blog.okfn.org/2011/06/30/release-of-datacatalogs-org-to-map-open-data-around-the-world/
> 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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>>> CivicAccess-discuss at civicaccess.ca
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