A Survey on Environmental Open Data in Austria

P. Wetz, A. Anjomshoaa,A. Tjoa:
"A Survey on Environmental Open Data in Austria";
Vortrag: 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Seoul, Korea; 14.10.2012 - 17.10.2012; in:"Proceedings 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)", IEEE, (2013), ISBN: 978-1-4673-1712-2; S. 4566 - 4570.

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Abstract:


Environmental Open Data has the potential to become a key strategy for the global endeavor of preserving the world´s ecosphere. Therefore, this paper aims at researching the status quo of such data in Austria and exploring related advantages and shortcomings. First, the presented survey is motivated and put in perspective to relevant related work. Then, the approach to gaining the datasets is described and important parameters are specified. Subsequently, the results of the conducted survey are presented. Positive as well as negative highlights are pointed out. Many datasets with good features have been identified, however, there are still some drawbacks concerning data quality, diversity and content. Dealing with these issues and ultimately providing Linked Open Data would greatly improve the datasets and, ultimately, would allow for significantly better utilisation thereof. The goal of this work is to bring the concept of Open Data into the environmental domain by evaluating the environmental Open Data landscape in Austria.