Open government data catalogs catalog catalog was published 19.1.2010

In one of the regular EU Open Data Skype calls we started to discuss the different requirments for Open government data registries and catalogs. Since there are many ongoing initiatives in different countries and bunch of people are trying to figure aout the same things, we decided to organize a virtual workshop.

The idea of the workshop is to generally brainstorm the requirments for a good data catalog. Here a list of existing datacatalogs for benchmarking purposes. I will keep the list updated in diigo service (delicius for this decade) and wellcome all datacatalog enthusiasts to come and comment the different catalog sites there.

What: Virtual workshop about open data catalogs and requirments
When: 11.2.2010 16-19 CET (see the Doodle poll here)
Where: Skype + Etherpad + wiki contact antti.poikola by skype

National data catalogs

  • Advised by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt and others, government are opening up data for reuse. This site seeks to give a way into the wealth of government data and is under constant development. We want to work with you to make it better. We’re very aware that there are more people like you outside of government who have the skills and abilities to make wonderful things out of public data. These are our first steps in building a collaborative relationship with you.

    tags: uk, avoin data, opendata, dataopas, datakatalog

  • Danish data catalog I suppose… I don’t read Danish very well

    tags: dataopas, opendata, datacatalog, Denmark

  • “The purpose of is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Although the initial launch of provides a limited portion of the rich variety of Federal datasets presently available, we invite you to actively participate in shaping the future of by suggesting additional datasets and site enhancements to provide seamless access and use of your Federal data. Visit today with us, but come back often. With your help, will continue to grow and change in the weeks, months, and years ahead. “

    tags: opendata, avoin data, usa, datakatalog

  • First Finnish national initiative to create public data catalog. Published for the Apps for Democracy Finland contest 2009

    tags: Finland, datacatalog, opendata

  • is the home of Australian government public information datasets. We encourage you to make government information even more useful by mashing-up the data to create something new and exciting! Make sure you pay attention to the licenc

    tags: dataopas, datacatalog, opendata, australia

Regional data catalogs

City data catalogs

Independent data catalogs

Registry of registries

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

11 responses to “Open government data catalogs

  1. Might be good idea to check the requirments from DataSF wiki:

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