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Standards are generally accepted rules/guides, typically forming the skeleton for an ideal model

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Ontology for QoS, i.e. download/upload speed, throughput

There are lots of papers, but don't publish their actual ontology, only give you figures/graphs (i.e. QoSOnt, OWL-QoS). Is there a properly hosted ontology with an actual owl file and namespace ...
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Does the UNGEGN release their country names localized in a format that's not a PDF?

I'm looking for the information released by the "United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names" (UNGEGN), currently all I can find for the latest conference (E/CONF.105/13) is linked on this ...
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Where does ISO 3166 get the names and translations of the countries?

From ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency, The purpose of ISO 3166 is to define internationally recognised codes of letters and/or numbers that we can use when we refer to countries and subdivisions. ...
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State and country codes like ISO 3166-1 and ISO 3166-2?

I know there are two specs that essentially catalog the entire planet into the political region/subregions, with internationalization ISO-3166-1 which has 2-letter, 3-letter, numeric, and country ...
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Is there any available dataset describing types of sensors (ideally using SSNO)?

I am developing an application that tries to predict what type of sensors would be needed in a working environment to achieve certain goals. In order to function, this application needs to know (A) ...
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What specifications are out there for the precision required to store money?

SQL uses a notation of NUMERIC(precision, scale) I've been googling on what precision and scale is required to store money and I see numerous people referencing things like the European Union (EU), ...
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Open data quality frameworks

I'm looking for some kind of lightweight framework for assessing the quality of datasets, as a publisher. The most widely known one is Tim Berners-Lee's "5 star open data", but it's actually not very ...
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What standards are available for classifying Organizations and Businesses?

I'm looking to create directory and I would like to know what standards are available for classifying businesses, professions, and organizations?
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Is there an open standard for the CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Finance Report)?

I would like to push my local government to provide the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) as an open data source. I was wondering if we could go one step further by providing it in a ...
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Government standards, guidelines, and practices for collecting data

By standards, guidelines, and practices for collecting data I mean the rules that facilitate: Practical value: Collecting data with a specific goal in mind Data integrity: Minimizing omissions and ...
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Standards for parking restriction spatial data

I'm working with some local governments in Australia to publish parking restriction data. Are there any existing standards to conform to? The kind of data I'm talking about: spatial (one polygon per ...
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What standards exist for accessibility of open data?

Suppose we have data under an open license and in some standard machine readable format. What has to be considered on top of that with respect to making the data accessible to people with disabilities,...
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Search for basic business-related Open Data standards

What data standards, schemas or models are available to basic business/hr funcitons? For example, a model for employees with information including address, contact information, metadata pertaining ...
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Data showing what JavaScript operations are usable in what browser

I am looking for compatibility data about browsers: Does browser Firefox 32 support createDocumentFragment()? Does browser Internet Explorer 5.5 support querySelectorAll()? etc Data should be easily ...
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Extending North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

If I want to integrate with the NAICS system but want to "zoom in" on certain categories, and to add categories for various illicit or underground activities. Is there a standard way of extending the ...
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Does an Authoritative Definition of “Dataset” Exist?

Everybody uses the term "dataset". Is here any exact definition for it? Asking because trying to draw an hierarchical diagram what show relations in open-data, comparing different legislations, ...
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Format for exchanging open data catalogs

There are a number of catalogs of open data portals out there. Like many well intended efforts, many of them go stale for long periods of time or altogether. One way to combat this problem is to have ...
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Understanding City Budgets

What are the most fruitful ways to dissect a city budget for the non-accountant? Are there any standards for releasing budget data that I should be advocating? In my particular case(Fort Lauderdale, ...
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Is there an open data format for screen/play scripts?

I'd like to write an app that would utilize dialog from a play script, but I don't want to reinvent the wheel. Is there an open format for encapsulating characters, locations, dialog, scenes, acts, ...
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Data Standards for Campaign Finance

While there are some nice APIs for campaign finance at the federal level, they differ significantly. https://www.opensecrets.org/resources/create/api_doc.php http://developer.nytimes.com/docs/...
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Do you know any open/standard resume format?

I would like to know if there is any kind open/standard resume or Curriculum Viate format which allows interchanging of resumes between systems. Any hint?
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Data standards for election results

I've found the schemas for the Election Markup Language, and this relatively thin json effort https://github.com/wnyc/election_california_2012/blob/master/examples/sample.json Are there any other ...
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UN/LOCODE Copyright Status

Presumably the UN intended UN/LOCODE to be used, but there doesn't seem to be any information regarding its copyright or licensing. Does anyone know under what license it's distributed?
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Open Data Standard for Stack Exchange?

In light of the fact that this site is about open data, is Stack Exchange based upon any open data standard(s)? I converted the group welcome statement to open, standard, machine-readable StratML ...
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What's the best way to host map tiles?

I'm interested in generating some open-source maps, with possibly world-wide coverage. I know that depending on the number of zoom levels I include, the number of tiles can be very large, taking up a ...
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Examples of metadata for non-uniform collections

Are there examples of metadata — lists of what a site offers, that users search to help them decide what to download — for non-uniform collections like UCI ml or openml.org ? Metadata is ...
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Who are non-schema.org data standards for?

I'm a contributor to a project that presents municipal legislation to the public. I have been reading about the Popolo project http://popoloproject.com/ and other data specifications for legislation ...
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Standards for capturing organisational data like budgets, procurement, salaries

I'm currently starting a large project to capture and classify published CC-BY-NC data of an international aid organisation into standard open formats. (There's an overview of the project online at ...
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Is there (or should there be) a standard way to categorize procurement data at the municipal level?

One of the data sets that I see being released by cities is information about what services cities are procuring. For example, the City of Chicago lists their contract award data like this: https://...
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What are the standards for data in terms of Open APIs?

Update: It appears there have been two directions in terms of answering this question. Data interchange (ex. HTTP, FTP, P2P), and data formatting (ex. JSON, XML, CSV). My original question was about ...
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Reporting non-country specific administrative spending in IATI standard

Is there a way to represent Administrative Fund spendings? e.g. organization overhead paying for organization's admin/hr functions at HQ, not allocated to specific countries aid/development projects. ...
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Capturing development/aid project perfromance in IATI format

IATI Standard has "result" element, which includes "baseline" and "indicator" elements to represent project performance. http://iatistandard.org/activities-standard/result/ Is there an example how it ...
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Alternative to GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification)?

I recently heard of GTFS as a specification for the times and geographic information regarding transit networks. It is initially used by Google to integrate them into Google Maps but is now made to be ...
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Standards for documenting gaps in data?

Often, we have catalogs of events or features that are based off of a time-series of data that has gaps. I was wondering if there were any standards for describing those gaps, and what type of gap ...
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Standards for documenting use caveats?

One of the problems with distributing data is that people think they understand it, and try to use it in ways that may be incompatable with the files. Examples: Years ago, one of the scientists I ...
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Standards for self-documenting text files?

One of the advantages of most scientific file formats is that you have a block of attached metadata that tells a reader how to read / interpret the file (what the fields are, for the most part -- how ...
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Metadata standards and best practices for data dictionaries for CSV files/data

We publish most of our machine-readable open data in CSV format. What are best practices and/or standards to publish data dictionaries (e.g. definitions of columns in CSV files including human-...
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Open Data Scorecards?

How can one evaluate a government entity's progress in making their data open? I've read the 8 Principles of Open Government Data, but I'd like to know if there are tools to specifically grade an ...