We are inviting to an evening of open conversation about
Federating Civic Data
25.11.2015 19:00 - 21:00
This is a sociotechnical atelier bringing together experiences from working within the field of civic data publication. It aligns discourses of
- distributed governance needs,
- specifications for federated data exchange,
- resource allocation strategies and
- implementations of interfaces
to emphasize the broad range of unanswered questions of massively scaling small data in a redecentralized web of self-organized, civic initiatives.
OpenStreetMap, Wikidata, the RESTful web, Linked Open Data Cloud, the forthcoming Linked Data Platform and a multitude of already existing Linked Open Vocabularies ( Hydra, RDF Data Cube, ESSGLOBAL, vf) span a wide field of diverse standards and implementations available to interoperate with and choose from. Potentially leading to a lot of confusion and thus incompatible services.
In establishing linked folksonomies ( SKOS) and linked repositories ( VoID) of multiple civic data sets or catalogues ( DCAT), TransforMap collects primarily collects specialist knowledge and applies it for an increased visibility of civic activists’ data.
With great open resources at hands, i.e. the USGS Metadata Recommendations or increasing advances of standardization bodies towards uncentralizing infrastructures resilient enough for participatory use with grassroots communities, highlighting the Spatial Data on the Web and Social working groups, the initial proposition of an emancipatoric web of Linked Open Data finally appears to be accomodating everyday civic use.
- 10’ Introduction by @almereyda: Lessons learned from Subsistenzcloud and MMM to TransforMap
Which are the specifications we, as civil society organizations, should adhere to?
Data quality and volunteered geographic information
How do we enable comparability between crowdsourced repositories of activist data?
Are there licensing models which simultaneously allow for privacy-complaint data autonomy and, in the same time, widespread use of data donations within the Public Domain?
Governance and maintenance
Where lie the secrets of loosely-coupled coopetition between the Commons and Commerce?
- 90’ Open space
On basis of wishes from participants.
- pecularities of geodata
- legacy systems and technical debt
- current research providing narrative frames
- 20’ Wrapping up
Time extension (up until 23:00) is possible upon demand.
A fringe event of the final
(Agenda) Maximising interoperability — core vocabularies, location-aware data and more
In continuation of
plus the previous TransforMap and Mapping the Commons efforts.