The TWC International Open Government Dataset Search (IOGDS)
is a linked data application based on metadata "scraped" from hundreds of international dataset catalog websites publishing a rich variety of government data. Metadata extracted from these catalog websites is automatically converted to RDF linked data and re-published via the TWC LOGD SPARQL endpoint and made available for download. The TWC IOGDS demo
features an efficient, reconfigurable faceted browser with search capabilities offering a compelling demonstration of the value of a common metadata model for open government dataset catalogs. We believe that the vocabulary choices demonstrated by IOGDS highlights the potential for useful linked data applications to be created from open government catalogs and will encourage the adoption of such a standard worldwide.
NOTE (10 May 2013): All is well with the IOGDS demo...
- The IOGDS metadata model is described here and an overview of TWC's procedure for collecting and publishing metadata is described here.
- Downloadable IOGDS metadata "dump" files in various formats: