[okfn-discuss] Todo, and what's next, for Open Geodata at OKFN

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Wed Feb 28 15:06:50 UTC 2007

Jo Walsh wrote:
> dear all,
> It's been an interesting year since the start of the OKFN-supported 
> Public Peodata campaign. A sea changing in public geodata policy, and 
> an INSPIRE directive lean on meat but not poisonous to access either.

I'll respond to the geo project specific stuff on geo-discuss to avoid
too much cross-posting (for anyone who isn't on that list you can sign 
up via:

> 8. I want to connect the dots more with the CKAN (CPAN for open data) project
> that sits alongside Kforge, with Rufus' work on a very lightweight 
> implementation thereof. OAI-PMH... 'mass market metadata' extensions to 
> Dublin Core using GeoRSS... all this sort of thing. 

Total agreement here. I've just about finished an complete rewrite of 
ckan from the ground up (dubbed ckan2) and it is just about deployable 
so I plan to put an alpha site at test.ckan.net asap. For those 
interested the current codebase can be found at:


> That's it for now. It's amazing that we've managed to do what we have with 
> so little time and resources available. Arresting the decay in the online 
> presence, adding a bit of spit and polish, we could be actually proud of it.

It is. 8000 signatures in just under a year and more publicity then
INSPIRE got in its previous X years and all with a few volunteers doing
the occasional bit of work!


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