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W3C/OGC Publishes Maps for the Web Workshop Report

Making maps a first-class object on the web is a shared goal of W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The two organizations recently collaborated to hold a ​W3C-OGC Joint Workshop on Maps for the Web​ and have published their report. Workshop co-chair Peter Rushforth, Technology Advisor, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, Natural […]
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Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) Version 2 Published Today

Today the W3C Dataset Exchange Working Group (DXWG) published version 2 of the Data Catalog (DCAT) vocabulary as a W3C “Recommendation”.  DCAT gives people and machines a specific and domain-independent approach to create catalogs that express the core elements of a dataset description in a standardized way that is suitable for publication on the Web, […]
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The Digital Enterprise – W3C Graph Data Workshop

Data and data services are increasingly strategically important for businesses. This is reflected in initiatives such as the EU’s Digitising European Industry Initiative, and claims by Mckinsey that by 2025, digitization is expected to contribute $2 trillion to US GDP. Meanwhile, China plans to boost its trillion dollar digital economy to drive job creation in […]
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W3C study on Web data standardization

The Web has had a huge impact on how we exchange and access information. The Web of data is growing rapidly, and interoperability depends upon the availability of open standards, whether intended for interchange within small communities, or for use on a global scale. W3C is pleased to release a W3C study on practices and […]
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Yes RDF is All Well and Good But Does It Scale?

A criticism of Linked Data, RDF and the Semantic Web in general is that is doesn’t scale. In the past this has been a justified complaint – but no longer. The EU-funded Big Data Europe project, in which W3C is pleased to be a partner, is running a series of pilots in 7 different societal […]
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Why we’re launching the Dataset Exchange WG

I’m delighted that the Dataset Exchange Working Group is beginning its work this week to pursue two distinct strands: updating the Data Catalog vocabulary (DCAT); providing a precise definition of an application profile and setting out how clients and servers can use them in content negotiation. Within that environment, it’s likely that the WG will […]
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Dive into the Semantic Data Lake

Back in October last year, I highlighted a EU-funded project we’re involved with around big data. Led by Sören Auer at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems, Big Data Europe has built a remarkably flexible big data processing platform. It wraps a lot of well-known components like Apache Spark and HDFS in […]
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