UKGovLD - practical progress
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (BST)
We invite you to the second open meeting of the UK Government Linked Data Working Group.
This is a chance to hear about what the group has been working on and to contribute to discussions on the evolving use of Linked Data in a public sector context.
The event will take place from 1pm to 5pm on Wednesday 19 June at Cornerhouse in Manchester (next to Oxford Road station, about 10 mins walk from Piccadilly station).
Who is this event for?
It's for anyone interested in creating or using public sector information in the form of Linked Data.
Tell us about your work
A significant part of the afternoon is set aside for attendees to make short presentations on their work (10 minutes max, including questions). If you would like to make a presentation, please email Alex Coley (email@example.com) or Bill Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a one or two sentence summary.
The programme for the afternoon
- 1.00 - 2.00 Lunch and networking
- 2.00 - 3.50
- UKGovLD delivery team work on updated guidance on URI patterns (led by Stuart Williams, Epimorphics)
- UKGovLD delivery team work on developing a Linked Data Registry service (led by Dave Reynolds, Epimorphics and Jeremy Tandy, Met Office)
- series of short presentations from attendees:
- John Goodwin, OS: new Ordnance Survey linked data site
- Bill Roberts, Swirrl: update on DCLG Open Data Communities site
- Paul Davidson, LeGSB: publishing local 5-star data
- Nicki Gill, ESD Toolkit: 'Natural neighbourhoods' in Cheshire East
- Alex Coley, DEFRA: update on DEFRA and Environment Agency linked data
- Stephen Cresswell, TSO: updating the official gazettes
- Jeremy Tandy, Met Office: linked data registry for the WMO
- John Goodwin, OS: the RAGLD project
- Adam Leadbetter, BODC: Controlled vocabularies and linked data in the NERC
- Wilbert Kraan: integrating and analysing the University of Bolton's organisational data using linked data technology
- 3.50-4.00 Grab a tea or coffee
- Discussion session 1: the Shakespeare Review and 'core reference data' *
- Discussion session 2: new data related initiatives at the W3C (led by Phil Archer)
- 4.50 Closing comments and wrap-up
- 5.00 After the end of formal proceedings, informal discussions to continue in a nearby pub.
* See the Government response to the Shakespeare Review, published on 14 June: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-shakespeare-review