I'm developing recommendations for local councils publishing event listings. Compared to other kinds of data, events data seems very likely to be used by web and mobile apps (as opposed to downloaded for analysis), and is inherently chronologically ordered and time sensitive.
I'm really not sure which format to recommend:
- CSV is the format I recommend for most non-spatial data. It's easy to process and supported by lots of software.
- JSON is the preferred format of web and mobile developers.
- RSS remains probably the most widely used format for feeds of information like blog posts
- Atom is a better format than RSS, but from memory is a bit more work.
Are there any recommendations on the topic I can follow?
By "events", I mean public events like concerts, workshops, festivals etc. They generally have specific locations, but the people that produce the data don't seem to include lat/longs.
Here's an example.