The Bo Sundgren Award of the International Marketing and Output Database Conference IMAODBC 2012 in Pruhonice near Prag goes to Alain Nadeau from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office FSO.
In his contribution Alain showed how the renovation of the FSO website can go together with a more open data-oriented publishing. This by separating the three layers of the application.
One of the databases in the data layer is planned to be in the linked open data format, the 5star format described by Tim Berners-Lee. A prototype is under way and first experiences will show up beginning 2013.
Semantic Web, RDF and APIs
This is one, ambitious RDF-based way providing open data. It’s not the only one because data can also be offered i.e. via specific APIs. Such an API has been developped at FSO. It uses data from PX-Cubes and displays HTML-tables (for the moment only internal access to the API).
See the full presentation here.