As from today the DCAT Application Profile developed in the context of the Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) Programme, has entered its public review period. Anyone interested is invited to provide feedback until 15 July 2013 (extended deadline).
In April 2013, the ISA Programme launched the DCAT Application Profile initiative as part of Action 1.1 on improving semantic interoperability in European e-Government systems. The goal of the DCAT Application Profile is to become a common specification for describing public sector datasets and sharing these descriptions with data portals across Europe, since studies conducted on behalf of the European Commission show that businesses and citizens still face difficulties in finding and re-using public sector information.
The aim to ensure consistency in the description metadata published by data portals across Europe has a clear business case:
In its communication on Open Data of December 12 2011, the European Commission states that the availability of the information in a machine-readable format as well as a thin layer of commonly agreed metadata could facilitate data cross-reference and interoperability and therefore considerably enhance its value for reuse.
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The public review period is open until 15 July 2013 (extended deadline). The general public is invited to:
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