[ckan-discuss] Starting a "Scotlands Data" group in CKAN

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Jul 15 00:05:06 BST 2011

On 14 July 2011 12:12, David Read <david.read at okfn.org> wrote:
> On 13 July 2011 19:56, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
>> On 13 July 2011 16:14, David Read <david.read at okfn.org> wrote:
>>> On 13 July 2011 16:08, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
>>>> David: this is incredibly timely! I've just been speaking with several
>>>> people about open data in Scotland. I've asked them to introduce
>>>> themselves on this list when they have time.
>>>> Do you have a URL for the new import? E.g. a tag or group?
>>> http://ckan.net/tag/country-scotland
>> Minor point: we're converging on format of {section}.{subsection} so
>> going forward we should aim for country.scotland tag format (is there
>> an 2 digit iso code for scotland? if so we should also have
>> country.{2-digit-iso-code}
> Agreed - I've changed that now.
> It's a bit of a jungle out there tag-wise, with packages divided
> between the dot and dash notation. It would be helpful to consolidate.
> e.g.
> country.united-states-of-america
> country-us
> country.us
> country-usa
> country.usa
> @Rufus are you happy for me to do some mass edits for all countries
> and cities? I've knocked up a tool that uses the API.

I think this is a great idea (the one other alternative was a direct
rename in the database e.g. from country-{xyz} to country.xyz (where
that is possible). But probably the API tool is better.


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