A Survey of Metadata Use for Publishing Open Government Data in China

Li Yuan, Wei Fan


Open government data (OGD) is one important type of open
data which grows fast all round the world. Many governments and organizations
have already put their data online to the public. At the same time, linked data
which conducted by W3C provides the publish mechanism and technical
recommendation to explore the linkage of open data. Linked data promote the
openness and availability of open data. Currently, 1,443 government related
datasets are retrieved from datahub.io. This presentation will report on the
state of metadata use of OGD in China. We investigate eight typical cases of
China OGD which includes three levels (nation, province and city).

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