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W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web

by Eric Franzon The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data —describing geographic locations on the earth and natural and constructed features— enriches location-based consumer services, online maps, journalism, scientific research, government administration, the Internet of Things, […]

Improving Data Governance at the Bank

by Angela Guess Julie Benson of Banking Tech recently wrote, “Recently there has been a significant number of new regulations requiring financial institutions to increase the amount of data fields they have on their customer records – whether it’s FATCA indicia or EMIR classifications… We are also seeing more swingeing fines imposed by the regulators when […]

New Vocabularies Are Now W3C Recommendations

by Eric Franzon We reported yesterday on the news that JSON-LD has reached Recommendation status at W3C. Three formal vocabularies also reached that important milestone yesterday: The W3C Documentation for The Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT), says that DCAT “is an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web….By using DCAT […]

JSON-LD is an official Web Standard

by Eric Franzon JSON-LD has reached the status of being an official “Recommendation” of the W3C. JSON-LD provides yet another way for web developers to add structured data into web pages, joining RDFa.The W3C documentation says, “JSON is a useful data serialization and messaging format. This specification defines JSON-LD, a JSON-based format to serialize Linked […]

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