New DCAT-AP version for review

DCAT-AP major release - new version 2.0.0 available for public review

04/10/2019

We would like to inform you about the recent update of the DCAT Application Profile for data portals in Europe (DCAT-AP). This updated version not only implements major change requests to the DCAT-AP version 1.2.1, which were submitted to the ISA2 Programme of the European Commission in line with the Change and Release Management Policy for DCAT-AP, but also applies updates following new developments at W3C level.

The draft version of the DCAT-AP major release is available for public review as from today 4th October until 4th November 2019.  

What’s new?

The changes implemented in the draft documents for DCAT-AP version 2.0.0 are related to the comments mentioned in the following issues:

  • DCAT-AP-64: In dcat:Dataset, dct:temporal  has been made recommended
  • DCAT-AP-9: In dcat:Dataset , dct spatial has been made recommended
  • DCAT-AP-3: In dcat:Catalog, dct:spatial has been made recommended

(:created, :updated, :deleted ) does not exist and has been removed from the specification.

  • DCAT-AP-55: in SHACL shapes dct:language was pointing to skos:Concept, has been corrected to point to dct:LinguisticSystem
  • DCAT-AP-46 Use sh:targetClass in the mandatory classes SHACL shapes instead of sh:targetNode

The following changes are related to DCAT 2:

  • DCAT-AP-73: Add new class dcat:DataService as optional class with properties:
  • dct:title, mandatory  property with cardinality 1, 1
  • dcat:endpointURL, mandatory property with cardinality 1..n
  • dcat:servesDataset,  recommended property with cardinality  0..n
  • dcat:endpointDescription, recommended property with cardinality  0..n
  • dct:description, optional property with cardinality 0..n
  • dct:licence, optional property with cardinality  0..1
  • dct:accessRights, optional property with cardinality  0..1
  • DCAT-AP-72 : Add new properties to class dcat:Catalog
  • dcat:service, optional property with cardinality 0..n
  • dcat:catalog, optional property with cardinality 0..n
  • dct:creator, optional property with cardinality 0..1
  • DCAT-AP-75 Add new properties to class dcat:Dataset,  to facilitate semantics of some relations.
  • prov:qualifiedAttribution, optional property with cardinality 0..n
  • prov:wasGeneratedBy,  optional  property with cardinality 0..n
  • dct:creator, optional property with cardinality 0..1
  • dct:isReferencedBy, optional property with cardinality 0..n
  • dcat:qualifiedRelation, optional property with cardinality 0..n
  • DCAT-AP-76 Add new properties to dcat:Dataset to describe dataset’s temporal and spatial resolution :
  • dcat:temporalResolution , optional  property with cardinality 0..n
  • dcat:spatialResolutionInMeters , optional  property with cardinality 0..n
  • DCAT-AP-79: Add new properties to class dcat:Distribution to describe when the files in the distribution are compressed or grouped together.
  • dcat:compressFormat, optional [property with cardinality 0..n
  • dcat:packageFormat, optional property with cardinality 0..n
  • DCAT-AP-78 Add new properties to dcat:Distribution to describe distributions temporal and spatial resolution :
  • dcat:temporalResolution , optional  property with cardinality 0..n
  • dcat:spatialResolutionInMeters , optional property with cardinality 0..n
  • DCAT-AP-77 Add new properties to dcat:Distribution
  • odrl:hasPolicy , optional property with cardinality 0..1
  • dcat:accessService , optional property with cardinality 0..n
  • DCAT-AP- 83 New properties for class dct:PeriodOfTime, to describe time intervals
  • dcat:startDate, recommended property with cardinality 0..1(delete or deprecate schema:startDate)
  • dcat:endDate, recommended property with cardinality 0..1(delete or deprecate schema:endDate)
  • time:hasBeggining ,optional property with cardinality 0..1
  • time:hasEnd optional property with cardinality 0..1
  • DCAT-AP-85 New properties for class dct:Location,
  • locn:geometry, optional property with cardinality 0..1
  • dcat:bbox , recommended with cardinality 0..1
  • dcat:centroid, recommended with cardinality 0..1
  • DCAT-AP- 81 New class dcat:Relationship as  optional with properties:
  • dct:relation, mandatory property with cardinality 1..n
  • dcat:hadRole, mandatory property with cardinality 1..n
  • DCAT-AP- 82 New class dcat:Role as optional
  • DCAT-AP-80 Updated (tighten) range of dcat:mediaType, from  dct:MediaTypeOrExtent  to dct :MediaType
  • DCAT-AP-70 dcat:Catalog subclass of dcat:Dataset 

 

Share your comments!

We kindly invite you to have a look at the draft version of the release and to share your comments.

You can download the related documents from the DCAT-AP repository on the GitHub platform and submit your comments to the related GitHub issues.

Next steps

All comments received by 4th November will be evaluated. Once all review comments have been resolved, we may refer to the DCAT-AP Working Group again to discuss the public review.

The final version of the new major release of DCAT-AP (version 2.0.0) will be published in November 2019.

Do you have any questions?

Please contact us via e-mail DIGIT-SEMIC-TEAM@ec.europa.eu.

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