How We Tried to Answer That Question
What does geodata.gov mean to data.gov? It is definitely a loaded question, that is for sure. Geodata.gov and its open data registration records account for over 80% of all data in data.gov, so it is, by all means, a major impact to where data.gov would need to focus.
We wanted to try to answer it, and got the chance a while back. During the first International Open Government Data Conference in November 2010, Xentity Geospatial Services and Architect Lead, Jim Barrett had the opportunity to present alongside colleagues. Such colleagues included the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Federal CIO, CTO, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and several other name-dropping figures in this space. One of the major topics was geodata.gov and its impact on data.gov.
We presented on our recent conceptual architecture work for data.gov that looked at how:
- to define role and synergy of new geoplatform.gov vision and data.gov
- to integrate the previous administration’s geodata.gov.
- Also, to migrate the data from geodata.gov
- to handle moving from catalog site to catalog API
- to consider role of data.gov be in long term – run-time catalog. Also, in compliance and as the catalyst of open data “into the wild”
The conference continues as a bi-annual event with the last one to be held in July 2012
If you want to know more, and find out just how we presented our answer, the following link captures the extended version of Jim’s presentation: