Rethinking public sector data ecosystems - Open Government Data, Semantic MediaWiki and Wikidata
In the session the question will be discussed how data from the public sector is generated and made publicly available. Very often, cumbersome processes are in place until finally data (e. g. from official statistics) reach Wikipedia. Often this is done through publication in Open Government Data portals and voluntary efforts to add official data as source in Wikidata.
In the talk, a redesign of the ecosystem of how public sector data is generated, distributed and made available will be presented, facilitating Semantic MediaWiki as data tool. The relation to Wikidata/Wikibase, Open Government Data portals and official statistics will be discussed.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
SDGs are measured based on indicators. These indicators rely on data from public sector organisations (municipalities, regional government, federal ministries, statistics offices, etc.). In Germany for example there is an SDG portal https://sdg-portal.de aggregating different datasets regarding SDG indicators for municipalities. For many SDGs still data on a municipal level is missing. If we try to hold on to processes from decades ago, data will be incomplete and available late. Therefore, new approaches need to be discussed.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- Some examples for processes actually existing will be understood.
- A use case of data collection from 75 Austrian cities will be demonstrated.
- The relationship of Open Data Portals, Wikidata/Wikibase and Semantic MediaWiki will be discussed.
- Ideas how to improve the situation regarding SDGS relevant data will be discussed.
- Bernhard Krabina, KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research, Vienna, Austria.
Affiliation/country (if any)[edit | edit source]
- KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research, Vienna, Austria.
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The session will work best with these conditions:
a lecture hall, a projector + screen
limits only by available room space. no prior knowledge required
no problem with recordings/filming