An Overview of Norwegian Linked Open Data ~ Applications in Regional Development and Environmentally Friendly Behavior ~
This paper was published in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management (eKNOW 2012) in Valencia, Spain, from January 30, 2012 to February 4, 2012
With Norway being one of the few countries outside of the English speaking world with a clear governmental strategy and commitment to open data, combined with one of the highest Internet penetration and mobile access in Europe, it offers interesting opportunities for becoming a great testbed for consuming Linked Open Data (LOD). With this paper we aim at presenting potential applications consuming Norwegian LOD and showing practical benefits of aggregating open data in highly sensitive domains for governments and the general public such as regional development and environmentally friendly behaviour. At the same time, this paper will serve as an overview of the Norwegian LOD as of mid 2011. The proposed applications will not only aim at demonstrating the benefits of the current Norwegian LOD, but will also make contributions to the improvement and extension of the existing data sets.