Τρίτη, 26 Ιουνίου 2012

A simple metadata schema for Open Data Apps

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A simple metadata schema for Open Data Apps

Having developed quite a number of open data / mobile apps at the University of Aegean and National Technical University of Athens, I was glad to listen to Nikos Loutas ( @nikosloutas ) presentation at the "Uses of Open Data" workshop in Brussels, organised by the CrossOver project.
His proposal for structuring a simple metadata schema for Open Data apps made me reach for my notes on classifying student apps at Uni Aegean.  So, here is a 10-attributes simple schema that could help potential users search and find apps on the web:

•   country: the country or countries covered by the app
•   region: the region/state/prefecture
•   city: the city covered by the app
•   language: the languages supported 
•   sector: the specific sector(s) the app is targeting

•   linkMode: is the app using Static or Dynamic data?
•   runtimeEnv: Web / Mobile
•   mobileOSiOS / Android / WinM
•   visualisationMeans: Maps / Charts / Graphs 
•   licencing: free / payment  needed