A recording of the GODAN Action webinar “Data Interoperability: The Land Portal experience of open data management” is now available:
Open Data principles and standards do not only make information more easy to find and accessible on the user-end, but are also critical for machines to be able to read and understand the information.
The Land Portal Foundation Portal:
- is an online resource that directs users to the great variety of sources that publish land related data and information online. The open metadata repository in the Land Portal website holds well over 47,000 resources from over 1,200 different publishers to date;
- hosts metadata (information about information) linked directly to the websites of data provides. Every single piece of information available on the Land Portal is enriched according to Open Data standards and principles. This means that the metadata - the information describing what the information is about - is arranged through commonly agreed standards - making sure that all the information is categorized so that users can determine which dataset, publication, and other resources are relevant to their needs. By applying these Open Data principles and standards, the information becomes more searchable and discoverable for users.
When many online databases - on both global and local levels - are linked together, we establish an 'information ecosystem'.
In this webinar Lisette Mey, Information Management Officer, discusses at The Land Portal's experience to stimulate and enable the move from siloed and stand-alone databases to an online information ecosystem. This helps to improve the potential impact of each knowledge piece significantly because all the fragmented data sources are linked together.
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ODI (May 2018). ODI strategy: 2018–2022. London, United Kingdom: Open Data Institute (ODI). Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-4.0 license
Sasse, Tom, Amanda Smith, Ellen Broad, Jeni Tennison, Peter Wells, and Ulrich Atz (2017). Recommendations for Open Data portals: from setup to sustainability. Brussels, Belgium: European Union. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged
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- Read papers presented at the ELPUB2018 conference and benefit from the many messages and work done globally on the Open Access extended to Open Science and Open Data