Roland Alton: Search and (hyper) locality. Democratizing search of independent map data and events with RDF and SPARQL.

21/01/2021 - 23:54

We have been investigating solutions to synchronise map data and events hosted at various platforms. After a long research phase we are convinced that Linked Open Agents are the key for distributing data AND its ownership. We use the term agents for any person or organisation in some public accessible database. In the fairsync project, our data providers are maps, holding vaulable data on sustainably performing initiatives, organisation and companies. A common requirement is making them more easily visible on each others' platforms and on their members' web sites, beyond embedding data from just one source.

We are building several RDF adapters that will allow us to feed RDF servers with data from databases holding information on agents. Within the fairsync project we show that SPARQL allows anybody to perform search queries on all RDF servers. That way, filtered results can be embedded at any data sink and be presented for specific purposes.

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Salon: Future of Information access for search and discovery in @NGI4eu 
13:00 14:00 CET Search and (hyper) locality
Kickoff by Sarah Hoffman (OpenStreetMap)
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