Government Linked Data (GLD) Working Group (Closed)

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Developing standards which help governments publish their data as effective and usable Linked Data, using Semantic Web technologies. (See Charter)

Status of Deliverables
Editor's Draft Timetable Target Status
(Early May)
Tracker Contact Notes
Best Practices FPWD of WG Note on 06-June-2013; Publish as WG Note on 20-June-2013 (assuming extension) NOTE tracker Bernadette Hyland
DCAT LC LC 12-Mar-2013 - 8-Apr-2013, CR on 23-Apr-2013 CR tracker Fadi Maali, John Erickson DCAT LC comments DCAT CR transition
DCAT UCR NOTE on 02-May NOTE tracker Fadi Maali
ADMS NOTE on 18-Apr-2013 NOTE Phil Archer Further draft when DCAT goes to CR
Data Cube CR LC 12-Mar - 8-Apr-2013, CR on 23-Apr-2013 CR tracker Richard Cyganiak Data Cube LC comments Data Cube CR transition Data Cube comments Implementations Data Cube PR transition
Data Cube UCR Data Cube UCR Note NOTE on 01-August NOTE tracker Benedikt Kaempgen
People FPWD None None tracker Michael Hausenblas not expected to progress in this form
ORG CR LC 23-Oct-2012 - 8-Apr-2013, to CR on 09-May-2013 CR tracker Dave Reynolds addressing LC comments ORG LC comments ORG CR transition ORG comments ORG_Implementations ORG PR transition
RegORG FPWD NOTE on 02-May-2013 NOTE tracker Phil Archer
Linked Data Glossary Resolved to publish as Note 2013-03-14; needs publication NOTE tracker Bernadette Hyland, Ghislain Atemezing Needs to be published in TR space; ongoing review
cookbook tbd Open W3C Wiki tracker Bernadette Hyland Needs reviews and updates
Community Directory Software Update 28-Mar-2013 Handed to New CG tracker Bernadette Hyland Integrate [1] Updated Directory Workflow Req for launch early April 2013

Note: the dates here are for presenting the final drafts to the Working Group. Formal publication schedule (afterwards) is available in the Timetable page for each deliverable. The content in this table is gathered from the Timetable pages of each deliverable. If you make a change here, change it there too please.

Public Review Documents

  1. Data Catalog Vocabulary (Last Call)
  2. Data Cube Vocabulary (Last Call)
  3. Organization Ontology (Last Call)

Please send all comments to by 8 April 2013.

Detailed Links on Deliverables

  1. Task Force Community Directory, see Community Directory of Linked Data Providers and Projects, see also wiki page Community Directory Discussion Summary and issue tracker [2]
  2. Task Force Best Practices for Publishing Linked Data, see Best Practices for Linked Data ED, see also [3]
  3. Task Force Standard Vocabularies
  4. See also the main wiki page for the Vocabulary Discussion Summary
  5. Linked Data Glossary, Working Note
  6. Linked Data Cookbook wiki Government Linked Data Cookbook

Note: The Task Forces are using Mercurial repository and ReSpec for formatting the deliverables.



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  • Time Thursdays 14:00-15:00 UTC (10:00-11:00 Boston, 7:00-8:00 San Francisco, 15:00-16:00 London, 16:00-17:00 Paris)
  • Dial +1-617-761-6200 or then conference code 45394# ("GLDWG")
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  • An agenda is sent 24 hours in advance; minutes follow within a day or two.


  • F2F1: 29-30 June 2011, near Washington, DC, USA (completed)
  • F2F2: 25-26 Jan 2012, DERI Galway Ireland & Washington DC (completed)
  • F2F3: 11-12 April 2013, Croke Park, Dublin Ireland

This property is a special property in this wiki.
Meetings:Telecon2011.07.077 July 2011Weekly teleconNo specific
Meetings:Telecon2011.07.1414 July 2011Weekly teleconCancelled
Meetings:Telecon2011.07.2121 July 2011Weekly teleconNo specific
Meetings:Telecon2011.07.2828 July 2011Weekly teleconNo specific
Meetings:Telecon2011.08.044 August 2011Weekly teleconNo specific
Meetings:Telecon2011.08.1818 August 2011Weekly teleconNo specific
Meetings:Telecon2011.08.2222 August 2011TeleconBreakout Data Cube vocabulary discussion
Meetings:Telecon2011.09.011 September 2011Weekly teleconNo specific
Meetings:Telecon2011.09.088 September 2011Weekly teleconNo specific
Meetings:Telecon2011.09.1515 September 2011Weekly teleconGeospatial and LOV vocabs
Meetings:Telecon2011.09.2222 September 2011Weekly teleconOpen Government Data, Deliverables Status
Meetings:Telecon2011.09.2929 September 2011Weekly teleconOpen Government Data, Deliverables Status
Meetings:Telecon2011.10.066 October 2011Weekly teleconOpen Government Data, Deliverables Status
Meetings:Telecon2011.10.1313 October 2011Weekly teleconSEMIC.EU, GLD Standard Vocabularies
Meetings:Telecon2011.10.2727 October 2011Weekly teleconeGov Activity, Open Government Data Camp 2011 review
Meetings:Telecon2011.11.033 November 2011Weekly teleconeGov Activity, Events discussion, Deliverable status, F2F planning
Meetings:Telecon2011.11.1010 November 2011Weekly teleconCommunity Directory, Vocabulary deliverables, F2F2 in DERI Galway
Meetings:Telecon2011.11.1717 November 2011Weekly teleconCommunity Directory, Vocabulary deliverables, F2F2 in DERI Galway
Meetings:Telecon2011.11.2828 November 2011telecon, ad hocVocabularies, DCAT
Meetings:Telecon2011.12.088 December 2011teleconGeneral Updates
Meetings:Telecon2011.12.1515 December 2011teleconGeneral Updates, end of year review of deliverables, F2F2 planning
Meetings:Telecon201201055 January 2012teleconGeneral Updates, review of deliverables, F2F2 planning
Meetings:Telecon2012011212 January 2012teleconF2F2 planning, general updates
Meetings:Telecon2012011919 January 2012teleconF2F2 planning, general updates
Meetings:Telecon201202022 February 2012teleconFPWD's, People, I18N
Meetings:Telecon201202099 February 2012teleconFPWD, Vocabularies & Best Practice Status
Meetings:Telecon2012021616 February 2012teleconFPWD's
Meetings:Telecon2012022323 February 2012teleconFPWD's
Meetings:Telecon201203088 March 2012teleconFPWD's
Meetings:Telecon2012031515 March 2012teleconFPWD's ++
Meetings:Telecon2012032222 March 2012teleconFPWD's ++
Meetings:Telecon2012032929 March 2012teleconmap4rdf, Transition Request process, LOD Glossary, FPWD status
Meetings:Telecon201204055 April 2012teleconFPWD SOTD, Geo Vocabs, HR14 Proposals
Meetings:Telecon2012041212 April 2012teleconFPWDs
Meetings:Telecon2012041919 April 2012teleconFPWD feedback, Breakouts, Decisions, Speakers
Meetings:Telecon2012042626 April 2012teleconConsistent LOD messaging for gov't leaders, Community Directory, Speakers
Meetings:Telecon201205033 May 2012teleconDCAT
Meetings:Telecon2012051717 May 2012teleconData Cube
Meetings:Telecon2012052424 May 2012teleconNoteworthy Gov Linked Data in 2012
Meetings:Telecon2012053131 May 2012teleconPublishers and Linked Data
Meetings:Telecon2012061414 June 2012teleconEvent De-brief, DCAT spin up
Meetings:Telecon2012062121 June 2012teleconCommunity Announce, Vocabs FPWD status, WG Meeting Planning
Meetings:Telecon2012062828 June 2012teleconDCAT
Meetings:Telecon2012072626 July 2012teleconDCAT
Meetings:Telecon2012081616 August 2012teleconFPWD Progress, LD Glossary, ADMS
Meetings:Telecon2012082323 August 2012teleconBest Practices, Linked Data Glossary Progress
Meetings:Telecon2012083030 August 2012teleconBest Practices, Linked Data Glossary Progress
Meetings:Telecon201209066 September 2012teleconCommunity Directory
Meetings:Telecon2012091313 September 2012teleconVocabs
Meetings:Telecon2012092020 September 2012teleconVocabs
... further results

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