FAO in need of feedback and opinions on new platform Caliper

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is interested in receiving feedback and opinions via a survey on a new platform called Caliper. The survey is available here: http://tiny.cc/caliper_survey

Caliper is an experimental platform currently being developed by FAO and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to make statistical classifications available as open and linked data. 

In Caliper, there is the possibility to look up codes and correspondences, download them in different formats, and access online query services. As classifications are also given globally unique identifiers over the web, aka URIs [*], applications can access classifications “live” online. 

All metadata is provided in machine readable formats; and the platform includes facilities for classifications maintenance.

The survey will remain open until Wednesday, 11 November. The survey should only take three minutes to complete. 


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