[ckan-discuss] Where to find data...

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Thu Dec 9 16:30:14 GMT 2010

Yes we're definitely very interested in this. ;-)

I've just been introduced to some folks at your end regarding the
GeoNetworks software and one concrete area of collaboration might be
to look at how we can make work on metadata catalogues interoperable,
and have a coordinated strategy to building technical infrastructure
for open geospatial data. I think this would be *amazing*.

Could you send me a copy of the template MOU?

All the best,


On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Seven (aka Arnulf) <seven at arnulf.us> wrote:
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> Jonathan Gray wrote:
>> We should keep an eye out for articles like this. ;-)
>> http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/12/where-to-find-data.html
>> Submitted a comment about CKAN.
>> More generally, would be good to start having more proactive outreach
>> to, e.g. mobile application developers, open source community, and so
>> on, who may not know much about open government data...
> ...chiming in sideways as you mention proactive outreach to the open
> source community.
> Some time ago OSGeo already had some contact with oknf / ckan. One of
> the three pillars of our foundation is open geodata (the others are
> education and software). We are not really good at moving things there -
> being software geeks anything beyond code gets neglected. But there is
> always a lot of interest and everybody thinks we should do more. We do
> have good outreach, many use our software and there is lots of interest
> in supporting open data communities, especially for geospatial obviously.
> Recently as an organizaiton we have started to create Memorandum of
> Understanding with different organizations (for example OGC and CGS
> Nottingham). MoU can initially be relatively low key but they provide a
> basis to work from and make a good reference for press releases, at
> conferences and so on.
> As your goals match perfectly well with OSGeo's it might be a good idea
> to work on something to this respect. What do you think?
> Best regards,
> Arnulf.
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> Arnulf Christl
> President OSGeo
> http://www.osgeo.org
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