How Smart Cities can be a Platform for Innovation and Citizen-Delivered Services

Many cities around the world have moved to adopt the notion of open data. In most cases this means little more than putting some of their data onto an FTP site, typically encoded as ESRI Shape, KML, or GML files. . . . → Read More: How Smart Cities can be a Platform for Innovation and Citizen-Delivered Services

Open Data Management – Key to Open Data Utility

Open data is wonderful. But we must do more than simply make data available and place it on an FTP site. To make open data truly useful, we need a number of things which are not evident in most open . . . → Read More: Open Data Management – Key to Open Data Utility

Registries – Beyond Databases: Part 3 – Full Geographic Support

This is the third post in our series about Registries, following on from:

Registries – Beyond Databases: Part 1 – A Better Place to Start Registries – Beyond Databases: Part 2 – Built-In Data Governance Registries – Beyond . . . → Read More: Registries – Beyond Databases: Part 3 – Full Geographic Support

CRS Registry Supports Well-Known Text

Recently, the IOGP (International Association of Oil and Gas Producers) announced support for the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) Well–Known Text (WKT) encoding for Coordinate Systems (see http://www.directionsmag.com/pressreleases/iogp-releases-coordinate-reference-system-definitions-in-well-known-text-fo/427321). . . . → Read More: CRS Registry Supports Well-Known Text

Why Does The Registry Part Matter?

In previous articles, we looked at the value of the CSW-ebRIM data model and took some pains to separate the ideas of the data model from the notions of a catalogue or registry — see “Richer Semantics for Geography – . . . → Read More: Why Does The Registry Part Matter?