As you may know the OKF is working on an EU funded project called LOD2. Part of the project aims to bring together openly licensed, machine-readable datasets from local, regional and national public bodies throughout Europe. It will also provide free/open source tools and services for those interested in reusing open government data.
We are currently circulating a survey which will inform work undertaken in this area. If you are interested in open government data in Europe (whether as a publisher, producer, reuser or consumer) we’d be very grateful for 10-15 minutes of your time to let us know about what you would like to see from the technology that is being developed. You can find the survey here:
We’d also very much appreciate any help in forwarding this to relevant folks, and for any blogging/tweeting to make sure as many potentially interested people as possible have the opportunity to respond! The survey will be open until the 17th December 2010.
Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.