[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo and Open Data?

Gert-Jan van der Weijden - Stichting OSGeo.nl gert-jan at osgeo.nl
Wed Oct 19 15:00:41 PDT 2016

My 3 cents:

1) take another 27 minutes to (re-)enjoy Ton Zijlstra's keynote at FOSS4G.
At that time in the schedule (9 .am, in the morning after the FOSS4G boat trip probably missed by some of the attendees, but in his talks Ton challenges the geospatial community in general, and the FOSS4G community in spatial to play an essential role in leveraging the value of open data to a higher level. 
A bit less laid-back than Arnulf's talk, so it requires probably a bit more of your attention ;-)

2) Apart from that, Tim Berners-Lee 5-star system is an almost essential ingredient in any talk on open data

3) there's a serious distinction between crowd sourced data such as OSM (which is collected with no specific goal in mind) and opening data by local and national governments. 
The latter is about data that has been collected for a specific purpose, and is now, as open data, brought to a broader audience in order to: 
a) give the tax-payers insight in data-collections (transparancy of governance, a merely socio-political goal) and 
b) find out if the same data can fulfil another purpose (either within or outside the government, thus a merely economical goal)

Hope this helps!


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Van: Discuss [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] Namens Codrina Maria Ilie
Verzonden: woensdag 19 oktober 2016 18:22
Aan: discuss at lists.osgeo.org
Onderwerp: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo and Open Data?

Dear all,

Probably the best argument for the strong connection between the 'software development foundation' we fundamentally are and data is the talk Arnulf gave at FOSS4G Bonn: Software comes and goes. Mind the Data! 
[https://vimeo.com/187556741]. Furthermore, I believe that the affinity between the philosophy of open source and open data is indisputable.

That being said, I would like to mention a discussion me and Vasile prepared and facilitated within the workshop 'Open data priorities and engagement — identifying data sets for publication' 

Context: workshop organized within the share PSI 2.0 project: The network for innovation in European public sector information [https://www.w3.org/2013/share-psi/].

The name of our session was Free our Maps and the preparation can be found here [https://www.w3.org/2013/share-psi/wiki/images/b/b5/Abstract_free_our_maps.pdf]. 
Notes take by Ingo Simonis fron OGC can be found here [https://www.w3.org/2013/share-psi/workshop/Timisoara/Freemaps]. The issues we tried to tackle there were identified during the work we did in the http://geoidea.ro/ project, a project for catalyzing and pushing forward the open gov geodata initiative in Romania.

Warm regards,

On 18/10/16 01:27, Jody Garnett wrote:
> I have my "welcome
> <http://www.slideshare.net/jgarnett/welcome-to-the-foss4g-community>"
> talk which covers what we do around here (open data, open standards, 
> open source, open collaboration).
> Open data is a big part of what makes this community awesome.
> That said OSGeo originally had open data as part of our mandate (with 
> a committee etc...). This mandate was scaled back last year, to 
> recognize that OSGeo is now pursuing open data through relationships 
> with other communities (such as the open layers community).
> So to fit in with your theme, OSM / GeoNames / Natural Earth provide 
> the "open data" and OSGeo provides the "in action".
> --
> Jody Garnett
> On 16 October 2016 at 22:08, Sanghee Shin <shshin at gaia3d.com 
> <mailto:shshin at gaia3d.com>> wrote:
>     Dear all,
>     Can anybody share presentation file about the OSGeo and open data,
>     if any? I’m invited to give a keynote talk at ‘Open Data in Action
>     Conference’[1] in Korea and I don’t want to make the file from the
>     scratch.
>     FYI, OSGeo Korea[2], R Korea[3], Open Data Institute(ODI) Seoul[4],
>     Open Knowledge(OK) Korea[5] will co-host the event on 15th Nov near
>     Seoul. The main theme of the conference is ‘Experiment on Open Data
>     based Society.’ Anybody who has similar interest can join this
>     conference.
>     Kind regards,
>     신상희
>     [1]http://event.r-kor.org/
>     [2]http://www.osgeo.kr/
>     [3]http://r-kor.org/
>     [4]http://seoul.theodi.org/
>     [5]http://okfn.kr/
>     ---
>     Shin, Sanghee
>     Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company
>     http://www.gaia3d.com
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