2015 11 25 | Berlin | Federating Civic Data ... on the fringes of Share-PSI 2.0

(TransforMap Collective) #1

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.

:globe_with_meridians: Spreeacker

:globe_with_meridians: Haus 3
10179 Berlin-Mitte


OpenStreetMap, Wikidata, the RESTful web, Linked Open Data Cloud, the forthcoming Linked Data Platform and a multitude of already existing Linked Open Vocabularies (:hash: Hydra, :hash: RDF Data Cube, :speech_balloon: ESSGLOBAL, :speech_balloon: 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 (:hash: SKOS) and linked repositories (:hash: VoID) of multiple civic data sets or catalogues (:hash: 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
  • Data publishing
    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?
  • Licensing
    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

Share-PSI 2.0 Berlin Workshop

(Agenda) Maximising interoperability — core vocabularies, location-aware data and more


In continuation of


plus the previous TransforMap and Mapping the Commons efforts.

2015 12 21 | Mapping the Commons | Wikimedia
2015-11-25 | Berlin | Federating Civic Data
2015 11 23 | Mapping the Commons | Wikimedia
(Jon Richter) #2

Please accept my apologies for this short notice announcement due to private health issues.

(Thomas Kalka) #3

I am very sorry not being able to attend this event. I will be busy singing
in the Deutsche Oper at this time.

(Adrien Labaeye) #4

Has this been sent to invitees via email? Would be nice to do so ASAP.

let me add (I can’t edit the first post…)

(Jon Richter) #5

Not yet.

But we’re already mentioned on the Share-PSI website:

(Adrien Labaeye) #6

Protocol https://text.allmende.io/p/20151125_Federating_civic_data

(Thomas Kalka) #7

A post was split to a new topic: 2015-11-25 | Berlin | Federating Civic Data

(Jon Richter) #8

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