[ckan-discuss] Starting to populate datacatalogs.org

John Glover john.glover at okfn.org
Thu Jun 23 14:54:31 BST 2011

Hi Martin,

Yes that's a good point and we did consider that, but I opted to keep
things simple initially. We could add another optional field called
spatial coverage coords or something like that to allow people to
enter GeoJSON data for a catalog (as described for datasets in this
discussion: http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/ckan-discuss/2011-May/001314.html).
Would this suffice? Or we could also add a URI field if people think
that is the way to go, nothing is set in stone at present.


On 23 June 2011 14:35, Martin Alvarez-Espinar
<martin.alvarez at fundacionctic.org> wrote:
> Hello John,
> I think that all these metadata are right, but if we liked representing the
> information about catalogs on a map we would need the coordinates of the
> spatial coverage.
> I suppose we could use the spatial field, but it can be input as ambiguous
> text. The spatial code is enough for the country, but we cannot represent a
> region or city. If we specify coordinates to represent the spatial coverage,
> the development of mashups will be easier.
> In CTIC's catalog, we use another approach. We rely on geonames to identify
> the places with just an URI. I know that this could be more complex.
> What do you think?
> Best,
> Martin
> On 22/06/11 18:56, John Glover wrote:
>> Descriptions of each field in the spreadsheet that Jonathan linked to
>> can be found here:
>> http://ec2-46-51-149-132.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com:8081/catalog/new
>> John
>> On 22 June 2011 17:50, Jonathan Gray<jonathan.gray at okfn.org>  wrote:
>>> John, Martin: could you guys add your data catalogue metadata to the
>>> spreadsheet below in the format shown? Please let me know either way
>>> at your earliest convenience so we can make sure and stay on schedule
>>> for the launch next week!
>>> http://bit.ly/datacatalogs_org
>>> And could you also send me high resolution copies of your logos for
>>> the about page? I'm going to email a few other people about being
>>> official partners for this now.
>>> All the best,
>>> Jonathan
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