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Linked Open Data in theory and practice

Published: 10 September 2014

The public sector's data involves many different actors, many different kinds of business systems and many different databases. This is particularly evident when it comes to municipal data.

 

Starts 28 October 2014, at 09:30
Ends 29 October 2014, at 15:00
City Umeå
Location

Folkets hus

The public sector's data involves many different actors, many different kinds of business systems and many different databases. This is particularly evident when it comes to municipal data.

It is therefore difficult for citizens, researchers and commercial entities to combine the different "data islands" into something that is comprehensive enough in volume and similar in structure to be used practically. Standardization is needed but to standardize the decrees and coercion is impossible in practice. Another way is to publish the data as Linked Open Data.

By using modern technologies and frameworks like RDF  a flexible and "soft" way to link the data to each other and even share data descriptions / metadata in a way that makes connections readable by computers can be enabled. In this way, the today isolated data islands could be connected and together form a virtual data continent that makes it possible in practice to take advantage of the economic and democratic potential of Open Data.

Under the leadership of Matthias Palmer and Hannes Ebner, two theoretically and practically experienced lecturers from Meta Solutions AB, we have two days to familiarize ourselves with both the theory, practice, and tools related to the Linked Open Data. After these days should the threshold, for those who want to test, or even start the work to publish its Open Data Linked Open Data, have lowered.

The event is a part of the project Open North with partners including CDT-LTU, Skellefteå Municipality, Umeå Municipality and Umeå University. 

A warm welcome to two exciting days of Linked Open Data!

Sign up here: http://eventumea.opennorth.se