The Government Linked Data Working Group has published three Group Notes and a Last Call Working Draft today:
- Group Note of Use Cases and Lessons for the Data Cube Vocabulary. Many national, regional and local governments, as well as other organizations in- and outside of the public sector, collect numeric data and aggregate this data into statistics. There is a need to publish these statistics in a standardized, machine-readable way on the Web, so that they can be freely integrated and reused in consuming applications.
- Group Note of Registered Organization Vocabulary. The Registered Organization Vocabulary is a profile of the Organization Ontology for describing organizations that have gained legal entity status through a formal registration process, typically in a national or regional register.
- Group Note of Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS). ADMS is a profile of DCAT, used to describe semantic assets (or just ‘Assets’), defined as highly reusable metadata (e.g. xml schemata, generic data models) and reference data (e.g. code lists, taxonomies, dictionaries, vocabularies) that are used for eGovernment system development.
- Last Call Working Draft of Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT). DCAT is an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web. This document defines the schema and provides examples for its use. Comments are welcome through 30 August.