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OpenTrailsGeospatialEnvironment
Code for America, The Trust for Public Land, GreenInfo Network, Trailhead Labs
| Version: 1.1
The Open Trail System Specification (OpenTrails) defines a simple, common format for public trails and associated geographic information. OpenTrails allows public land agencies to publish their trail data and developers to write applications that consume that data in an interoperable way.
Details
  • License: MIT
  • About the Publisher: Code for America is a non-profit that promotes the use of technology to improve local government and public services
  • Updated by Publisher: 2015-05-08
  • Level of Use: No information
  • Open License: Yes
  • Transferable to other Jurisdictions: Trail geographic data can be serialized regardless of jurisdiction
  • Stakeholder Participation: Several public and private organizations participated in the creation of this standard
  • Consensus-based Governance: Comments are welcome on the standard's working draft (Google Doc) and changes can be discussed
  • Extensions: Several “extension profiles” with specific key-value pairs are outlined in an appendix to the working draft. These include extensions for accessibility, winter use, automotive use, mountain biking, and jurisidiction boundaries
  • Machine Readable: csv and geojson files have standardized headers
  • Human Readable: All fields except lat-lon coordinates are readable
  • Requires Real-Time Data: No information
  • Metadata: Some files in the OpenTrails data model serve as metadata for other datasets
Added to directory: 2017-12-18
Open Water Rate Specification (OWRS)EnvironmentWater
California Data Collaborative
| Version: No information
OWRS is a machine-readable format for specifying and sharing water rate information. OWRS is designed for analysts, economists, and software developers interested in analyzing water rates. OWRS attempts to fully encode a water utility's rate structure and pricing schedules in a form that is easy to store, share, modify and apply programmatically.
Details
  • License: GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
  • About the Publisher: The California Data Collaborative or CaDC is a voluntary, collaborative project where local cities, water retailers and land planning agencies have come together to build new data infrastructure to ensure California has reliable water today and into the future. The CaDC has pioneered a new 501c3 data infrastructure non-profit and provides analytical tools and dashboards that are developed using freely available open source tools.
  • Updated by Publisher: 2017-03-04
  • Level of Use: All examples shown by CaDC are within California
  • Open License: Yes
  • Transferable to other Jurisdictions: OWRS is a general structure that supports many different types of water rates (e.g. tiered versus budget-based) with no regionally specific attributes
  • Stakeholder Participation: The CaDC is made up of stakeholders from California utilities sector
  • Consensus-based Governance: Contributions can be made to the OWRS and other CaDC project on their GitHub page
  • Extensions: Extensions only permissible in the metadata, where agency information is located. Rate structure is inclusive but non-extensible
  • Machine Readable: YAML key-value pair structure
  • Human Readable: YAML structure is even easier to parse than regular markup languages or JSON
  • Requires Real-Time Data: effective date is a required element for a bill, and municipalities will release the rate bills at regular intervals
  • Metadata: Metadata includes fields such as agency or utility name, date, and bill frequency
Added to directory: 2017-06-14
Noise PollutionEnvironmentOntologyAir
The Ontology Engineering Group
| Version: No information
Contaminacion acustica is an ontology for describing the data obtained by acoustic sensors in cities in Spain. Classes also include derivative values of measurements such as average noise level
Details
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International
  • About the Publisher: The Ontology Engineering Group is based at the Computer Science School at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. It is widely recognised in Europe in the areas of Ontology Engineering, Semantic Infrastructure, Linked Data, and Data Integration. Oscar Corcho has collaborated with members of Spanish city councils and other Spanish organizations to draft vocabularies for linked open data
  • Updated by Publisher: 2017-07-06
  • Level of Use: No information
  • Open License: Yes
  • Transferable to other Jurisdictions: This vocabulary is intended to be used by municipalities across Spain, but could be transferable. Data class and property names are in Spanish
  • Stakeholder Participation: Contributors are all from the OEG
  • Consensus-based Governance: No way for the public and interested parties to contribute to the development of vocabularies
  • Extensions: No information
  • Machine Readable: There are three formats for downloading serialized schema: N Triples, RDF/XML, and TTL
  • Human Readable: An HTML documentation page makes the ontology schema human-readable
  • Requires Real-Time Data: No information
  • Metadata: Namespaces used are declared in section 1.1 of the documentation. A detailed flowchart describes relationships between local and inherited classes
Added to directory: 2017-08-30
WaterMLEnvironmentWater
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
| Version: 2.0.1
WaterML is a standard model for representing water observation time series
Details
  • License: Copyright OGC
  • About the Publisher: The Open Geospatial Consortium is an international standards body that promotes collaboration in developing formats for geospatial data
  • Updated by Publisher: 2014-02-24
  • Level of Use: No information
  • Open License: No
  • Transferable to other Jurisdictions: Designed to be a general specification for hydrologic time-series in any setting
  • Stakeholder Participation: Standard Working Group included public and private stakeholders such as Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Australian CSIRO, KISTERS AG, UK CEH, and USGS
  • Consensus-based Governance: The OGC StandardsTracker tool allows change requests and comments to be submitted
  • Extensions: WaterML is designed to allow encoding of data in a variety of exchange scenarios
  • Machine Readable: XML schema
  • Human Readable: Complex XML schemas with complex hierarchy and cryptic element names
  • Requires Real-Time Data: Schemas include a generationDate
  • Metadata: Makes use of OGC's Observations & Measurements standards, Geography Markup Language
Added to directory: 2017-06-15
Air QualityEnvironmentOntologyAir
The Ontology Engineering Group
| Version: 0.1
Calidad del aire is an ontology for describing air quality in a city. Classes include carbon monoxide, wind direction, ozone, and temperature
Details
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International
  • About the Publisher: The Ontology Engineering Group is based at the Computer Science School at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. It is widely recognised in Europe in the areas of Ontology Engineering, Semantic Infrastructure, Linked Data, and Data Integration. Oscar Corcho has collaborated with members of Spanish city councils and other Spanish organizations to draft vocabularies for linked open data
  • Updated by Publisher: 2016-02-25
  • Level of Use: No information
  • Open License: Yes
  • Transferable to other Jurisdictions: This vocabulary is intended to be used by municipalities across Spain in accordance with the Spanish Law of Noise. Classes are cross-referenced bilingually
  • Stakeholder Participation: Contributors besides Oscar Corcho (OEG) are not specified
  • Consensus-based Governance: No way for the public and interested parties to contribute to the development of vocabularies
  • Extensions: No information
  • Machine Readable: Although no OWL schema is provided, this vocabulary is cross-referenced with existing ontologies according to its documentation
  • Human Readable: An HTML documentation page makes the ontology schema human-readable
  • Requires Real-Time Data: No information
  • Metadata: Namespaces used are declared in section 1.1 of the documentation
Added to directory: 2017-08-30