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Open Data

public group to discuss open data
Mike Chelen
Daniel Mietchen
E. coli O104:H4 data released under a Creative Commons 0 license « bacpathgenomics - http://bacpathgenomics.wordpress.com/2011...
"In short, releasing data does not imply that others have the right to publish analysis of it. But the CC0 license does." - see also https://github.com/ehec-ou... . - Daniel Mietchen from Bookmarklet
Daniel Mietchen
JSTOR: BioScience, Vol. 60, No. 5 (May 2010), pp. 330-331 - http://www.jstor.org/stable...
"Open Data and the Social Contract of Scientific Publishing" - seen at https://www.nescent.org/wg_drya... . - Daniel Mietchen from Bookmarklet
Open Science Info
"The latest version of Datapkg was released in an announcement on the okfn-discuss list by Rufus Pollock. Datapkg is a command line program to access open data repositories such as CKAN. This beta version adds upload and plugin support, plus improved documentation." - Open Science Info from Bookmarklet
Michael R. Bernstein
"Already I have seen across the Twittersphere references to Facebook now allowing “data portability.” Data portability is the idea that users are, and should be, in control of their data, how its used, and have access to it at any time. Beyond this, data portability inherently implies data interoperability— the ability for your identity and social graph data to be used across any site or service, as controlled by the end user, and therefore requires the use of open web standards. Facebook’s “Download Your Info” is NOT data portability. It is data accessibility." - Michael R. Bernstein from Bookmarklet
Michael R. Bernstein
Well, THIS bit is fascinating: "Map CC-BY-SA 3.0.  Map data from OpenStreetMap.org and contributors." - Michael R. Bernstein from Bookmarklet
Seriously, this sort of unanticipated use is EXACTLY what open data is supposed to enable. - Michael R. Bernstein
Carmen Drahl
Can open innovation be a panacea for neglected diseases? What's the utility of an open-source patent pool? My co-blogger Lisa Jarvis would appreciate hearing thoughts from the open science community! http://cenblog.org/the-hay...
Need some concrete example in order to have an opinion - the discussion is quite vague as to what Open Innovation means. - Matthew Todd
Yes it isn't clear to me either - I've asked a few questions on the post to see - Jean-Claude Bradley
Thanks folks- I see that you and Lisa already got a conversation started on the blog. I need her to brief me about what happened at the conference in more detail to be able to contribute to the conversation further.. - Carmen Drahl
Mike Chelen
"I want to resurrect the discussion about dataset packaging in Debian. I believe the latest state is reflected by this document: http://ftp-master.debian.org/wiki... Although it makes the impression that everything is already done, I don't know if that is actually true. Does anyone know about the current state of this effort?" - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
Mike Chelen
London Datastore, A first step towards freeing London’s data - Running Drupal - http://data.london.gov.uk/
London Datastore, A first step towards freeing London’s data - Running Drupal
"This is where we’ll be releasing all of the Greater London Authority’s data for all Londoners to see and use free of charge. Releasing GLA data is just the beginning though and we’ll be using our connections and influence to request and cajole other public sector organisations into following suit. Join the conversation and give us your thoughts and feedback – we want to make this site work for you." - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
Exploration of CSV and XLS datasets could be enhanced with CCK field limits in the advanced search http://data.london.gov.uk/search - Mike Chelen
Mike Chelen
Fwd: ty RT @glynmoody #OKCon 2010 thoughts- http://wwmm.ch.cam.ac.uk/blogs... "OKF now real power in world of making info and resources available to everyone" (via http://friendfeed.com/okfn...)
Mike Chelen
"Here's a quick screen capture while setting up a Google Maps mashup of Vancouver's Open Data ( http://data.vancouver.ca/ ) on Drinking Fountains in Drupal. Here's the end result: http://water.tylorsherman.com/ Modules used: * views ( http://drupal.org/project... ) * node_import ( http://drupal.org/project... ) * cck ( http://drupal.org/project/cck ) * gmap ( http://drupal.org/project/gmap )" - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
CCK, Views, and Google Map modules fit together nicely, and Node Import can handle the standard data formats. - Mike Chelen
Mike Chelen
"At last week’s Jornadas SIG Libre in Girona, Ivan Sanchez of the Spanish OpenStreetmap community told me about the cake test of data freedom. What is the cake test? Easy: geographic data, or a map, is open only if someone can make you a gift of a cake with your map on it. The cake test is inspired by the dissident test and the desert island test used by the Debian community to gauge software freedom for packages to be included in a free and open distribution. For data to pass the cake test, you must be able to freely share the data with someone (the baker) who can re-use it for a profitable activity (the baking of cakes) and is then freely able to redistribute the resulting derived work (the cake)." - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
For example Creative Commons Attribution passes the test, while Non-Derivative or Non-Commercial does not. - Mike Chelen
Mike Chelen
"This page contains the USDA Nutrition Dataset required for the Apps for Healthy Kids competition. This page also contains the optional Source Code (along with a read me file and installation directions)." - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
Mike Chelen
Mike Chelen
Federal Register Bulk Data - US Government Printing Office - http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys...
bunch of nice looking XML files available by year and month - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
Mike Chelen
NIH Notice on Development of Data Sharing Policy for Sequence and Related Genomic Data - http://grants.nih.gov/grants...
wonder which existing published statements from CC science commons and other groups might discuss some of the topics raised? - Mike Chelen
Mike Chelen
CKAN - Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network - REST API - http://ckan.net/api
CKAN - Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network - REST API
"CKAN is a registry of open data and content packages. CKAN makes it easy to find, share and reuse open content and data, especially in ways that are machine automatable. About » FAQ and Guide » API Introduction In addition to use of this website, CKAN data can be viewed and changed by using an Application Programming Interface (API). The API takes the form of a RESTful (Representational State Transfer) style API for accessing CKAN database objects and a Search API. This document specifies the API so that anyone can create software applications to use the CKAN service. The specification describes the RESTful API in terms of which resources are available, what their locations are, what methods each resource supports, and what the responses might be. It also species the usage and responses to the search API." - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
software in use by (among others) data.gov.uk under development by Tim Berners-Lee http://news.bbc.co.uk/2... - Mike Chelen
api seems to support json and xml? - Mike Chelen
Mike Chelen
Mike Chelen
listing of US water utilities by state source data from American Water Works Association http://drinktap.org - google spreadsheet http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc... - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
Mike Chelen
Mike Chelen
"The WATERS JavaScript Library provides an easy to use interface that hides the complexities of calling the WATERS HTTP services. The library supports both AJAST and AJAX style requests. The below diagram depicts how the library fits into a consumer application and the WATERS Service architecture." - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
Mike Chelen
"Collection of tools and resources for working with public water data." - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
Mike Chelen
Mike Chelen
"In response to an RTI petition, the India Meteorological Department, (IMD) has made rainfall data for the past few years available at a monthly level, for each district of the country on their website: IMD India Water Portal has imported all the data from 2004-2008 into a spreadsheet that you can download and save for future use. Please note that IMD has updated their website with partial 2009 data too; this data will be incorporated into the IWP spreadsheet on this page at a later date." - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
Mike Chelen
Create a YQL open data table for #Datagov data catalog - http://www.data.gov/details/92
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#yql opentables guide: http://developer.yahoo.com/yql... something similar to sunlight lab's open data table for legislators http://github.com/spullar... - Mike Chelen
source is #CSV file so method would be similar to http://www.yqlblog.net/blog... - Mike Chelen
results would allow creation of RSS feed and other metrics, similar to http://sunlightlabs.com/blog... http://data.sunlightlabs.com/data... http://github.com/sunligh... - Mike Chelen
needed because html scraping such as http://sunlightlabs.com/blog... doesn't work any more since the number of records no longer fit on one page - Mike Chelen
the csv is now too large (~1.5mb) for yql to load directly - Mike Chelen
there is a version available on data gov wiki http://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu/wiki... - Mike Chelen
Mike Chelen
USGS National Water Information System (NWIS) Water-Quality Web Services Technical Documentation - http://qwwebservices.usgs.gov/technic...
USGS National Water Information System (NWIS) Water-Quality Web Services Technical Documentation
"These USGS web services for water-quality data are interoperable with corresponding web services provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The services are interoperable in the sense that the the outputs are consistent in format and nomenclature, and compliant with the WQX-Outbound 2.0 schema. (EPA output is compliant with the WQX 2.0 schema. WQX 2.0 data elements are a subset of WQX-Outbound.)" - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
provides REST, SOAP, and WSDL - Mike Chelen
Mike Chelen
EPA Watershed Assessment, Tracking & Environmental ResultS Mapping Services - http://www.epa.gov/waters...
EPA Watershed Assessment, Tracking & Environmental ResultS Mapping Services
EPA Watershed Assessment, Tracking & Environmental ResultS Mapping Services
"WATERS exposes several mapping services that provide access to numerous datasets. This web page describes the content and purpose of each mapping service. Each service is provided in ESRI proprietary formats Exit EPA Disclaimer and Open Geospatial Consortium Exit EPA Disclaimer open standards formats to enable the display and query of spatial WATERS data." - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
Mike Chelen
Fork me! YQL Open Tables! (Yahoo! Developer Network Blog) - http://developer.yahoo.net/blog...
Mike Chelen
OAI for Beginners - the Open Archives Forum online tutorial - http://www.oaforum.org/tutoria...
OAI for Beginners - the Open Archives Forum online tutorial
the standard implemented by Pubmed Central http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/about... - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
tutorial seems targeted to someone interested in configuring an OAI server. would like to see something similar for those focused on usage and client development - Mike Chelen
Mike Chelen
"Typologies of intellectual property is an interactive visualization of patent data issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Every week an xml file with about 3000 new patents is published by the USPTO and made available through data.gov." - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
Interesting idea, though I found the visualization difficult to navigate. - Hilary
The icons end up ovelapping a lot, could benefit from simpler figures. The source code for the visualization is available so anyone can try tweaking it. - Mike Chelen
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