IM9 - Clarify the intended use of datasets and distribution

10/03/2015

Description

From: http://joinup.ec.europa.eu/mailman/archives/dcat_application_profile/2015-March/000128.html

This suggestion is focused on helping the dataproviders to make use of DCAT-AP in a somewhat similar manner. We think it would be good to clarify the intended use of datasets and distribution.

 

Proposed solution

Clarify the intended use of datasets and distribution. The clarification should be along the lines of the following (although more extensive).

  • a) Distributions should contain the same data but in different formats. (You should not divide the data into separate chunks, e.g. timeseries based, and provide these chunks as separate distributions. If there is a need to do this you should use different datasets instead.)
  • b) There should be more than one piece of data in a dataset and it should be of similar character and allow some form of machine processing.

Component

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Category

improvement

Comments

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 22:09

Out of scope for revision of the specification. May be considered for future activity.

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 17:06

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