This discussion was initially reflecting on the ESS Global process and its interoperability guidelines.
With contributions from @mariana and @bhaugen it evolved into an information exchange about the state of Linked Open Vocabularies and possible collaboration between ESS Global and the work of @mariana and the work of @bhaugen @fosterlynn.
[Further summary needed]
I have met on Skype with Vincent Calame (he isn’t active since 1.5 year) on 20.03.2015 and Jason Nardi on 05.05.2015. There is considerable overlap between ESS Global and TransforMap visions. There is will to collaborate on both sides. Let’s gather all useful elements on this thread.
Various parallel contacts have been underway, let’s gather them all here: cc @almereyda @josefkreitmayer @Silke @mattw @jnardi @mariana
Ressources on ESSGlobal
- ESSGlobal interoperability guidelines: http://ripess.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ESSglobal_interop_guidelines.pdf
- http://socioeco.org with the map on the following page: http://www.socioeco.org/cartebdf_en.html
- Migration towards LOD ecosystem: http://purl.org/essglobal/wiki and http://purl.org/essglobal/website
- https://github.com/p6data-coop/ise-linked-open-data - GitHub used by the Institute for Solidarity Economics, implementing Linked Open Data based on DCAP-SSE wich uses the ESSGlobal vocabulary.
Some bits about ESSGlobal (more coming from my discussion with Jason):
From the discussion with Vincent Calame who has been involved in the development of ESS global a couple of years ago. Here is what he says:
The idea behind ESS Global was to have a common query protocol for different databases of ESS (Social and Solidarity Economy) initiatives. Maps from essglobal.info and those of socioeco.org are two trials to use this protocol (one on a google background, the other on OpenStreetMap with Leaflet). On essglobal.info, only Quebec and Brazil’s databases are queried, on socioeco.org, the French one is also queried.
This idea of a common query protocol is similar (much more simple) to the OAI-PMH.
The difficulty is that each database must do the effort to implement the protocol.
But the most complicated was to agree on a common [taxonomy] to filter along economic activities.