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

Seven (aka Arnulf) seven at arnulf.us
Thu Dec 9 16:38:35 GMT 2010

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Jonathan Gray wrote:
> 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*.

We already have a machine sitting there waiting for this type of thing
(I would have started something way earlier but lack the technical
skills to actually implement anything usefull).

> Could you send me a copy of the template MOU?

Haha, yes that would be wonderful. I copy Tyler because this has been
sitting on our task list for quite some time. Will get back here once we
have done our homework.


> All the best,
> Jonathan
> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Seven (aka Arnulf) <seven at arnulf.us> wrote:
> 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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