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** http://data.gov.uk/resources/payments
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* Facility Opening Hours (eg. Coffee Shops & Bars)
** http://www.heppnetz.de/projects/goodrelations/ - GoodRelations
** +oo extensions?
* Menus (food, drink etc.)
* Menus (food, drink etc.)
** GoodRelations + oo extensions
** GoodRelations + oo extensions

Revision as of 17:25, 10 January 2011

Open Data Patterns for Organisations

Open Org is an informal group wanting to create and collect good practice for organistaions wanting to create Open and Linked Data.

This wiki will be used to collect patterns and tools, and also to improve those patterns if they are found to be flawed. The default data will be assumed to be RDF, but variations are fine if that's sensible.

Open Data Patterns for Open Orgs


These pages should describe one or more patterns, along with tools which create and consume these patterns. Most patterns will just be a description of a sensible way to use existing classes & predicates.

If you want to add or contribute, please read the Cookbook Guidelines first (open to negotiation and common sense)



  • Boilerplate recommended data to include in any RDF document provided by your organisation.
  • Organisational Structure
  • Event Programmes
    • http://programme.ecs.soton.ac.uk - has been used by SemHE, Web Science Trust & Ventnor Fringe (all produced by Christopher Gutteridge). Site provides source for a tool to process the format into HTML and iCal.
  • Points of Service or Sale - including coffee shops, photocopy points, carparks etc.


Types of pattern:

  • Desired - someone would like there to be a pattern but nobody has proposed one yet
  • Proposed - a straw man for discussion
  • Established - must satisfy ALL of the conditions
    • at least one organistion provides open data in this pattern
    • at least one free tool produces this pattern
    • at least one free tool understands this pattern
  • Mature - must satisfy ALL of the conditions
    • at least three organistions provides open data in this pattern (sites run by the same group don't count)
    • at least one free tool produces this pattern
    • at least one free tool understands this pattern

Also you can mark things as a suspected or established Antipattern - This pattern has been tried and caused unexpected problems. Established means more than one group tried it and agrees it was a bad solution.

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