Posted on 09-06-2014
The "OSLO pilot" is set up by the OSLO Consortium in collaboration with the Flemish eGovernment Coordination Unit (CORVE) and the Flemish Geographical Information Agency (AGIV). The portal ispublishing the Belgian Business register (kruispuntbank voor ondernemingen) and inter-links data from the Regional address register CRAB (centraal referentie adressenbestand), containing a geographical positioning for each of the 3 million+ addresses in Flanders.
This pilot was carried out in the contact of OSLO 1.1 and demonstrates the value of 'Linked Data' to inter-linke and publish disparate crossroad databases. It is an initiative of V-ICT-OR (the Flemish Organization for ICT in Local Government, Belgium) and was realized in collaboration with the iMinds Research Group MMLab and MICT, Ghent University.
This case study "OSLO Pilot" explains how organizations and their addresses can be described in RDF using the OSLO vocabulary. This approach aims to create (1) a better harmonization of the authentic data and (2) a better adoption of the authentic data, through the use of an open and extensible data format.