open data

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Open Data – a virtual natural resource

A virtual natural resource? Doesn’t make sense, does it? Let me explain. Natural resources are derived from the environment. Many of them are essential for our survival while others are used for satisfying our wants. … is with Wikipedia says about natural resources. Now, some 150 years ago a handful of people saw the potential … Continue reading

Why we link …

Where I discuss why linking your data to other data in the Web makes sense through a simple example. Continue reading

Open data is the electricity of the 21st century

As I said earlier, today: Open data is the electricity of the 21st century. How do I come to this conclusion, you ask? Well, imagine for a moment all the electricity on earth would be switched off; as an aside: this is unfortunately not an entirely theoretical thing (cf. EMP). What would happen? No, I’m … Continue reading