Actions and Detail Panel
Open Data and Land Governance: Moving Towards an Information Ecosystem
Mon 20 March 2017, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
This workshop will provide participants with a global perspective of open data its importance, while delving into some of the outcomes from the discussion and implications for land governance. Participants will learn about different kinds of open data, from national cadastral systems to global databases, and the elements that are necessary to take a standardized approach, including the use of metadata and standardized vocabularies. Participants will have the opportunity to explore practical implications of open data for their own organizations and define steps towards creating their own open systems.
Objectives of the Workshop
- Present the work of the Cadasta Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation and the Land Alliance, Inc. and Southern partners in working towards an open data system.
- Explore possibilities for the Legend partnership to jointly advocate and promote open data and metadata about other information sources.
- Assess organizational approaches of Legend partners in using standardized vocabularies and explore the potential adopting LandVoc among Legend partners as the basis for the information ecosystem on land.