bringing 150 millions triples of official italian statistical data into the Web of Data. Query, understand, reuse, create!
|region_ID||population 2011||population 2012|
|1||524 832||524 877|
|2||3 672 202||3 667 780|
I.Stat is the corporate data warehouse and it is the main channel that Istat uses for data dissemination. Most of Istat's statistics data available on dati.istat.it are disseminated also through SEP, a web service that can be queried to get structured data in SDMX format.
Making Istat’s data available as Linked Open Data would facilitate data reuse within the statistical domain but more importantly it would allow third-party data consumer to more easily combine statistical data with other contextual information. We converted all I.Stat datawarehouse to RDF, exposed it as Linked Open Data and made it accessible via SPARQL.
Almost every dataset in I.Stat contains temporal and geographical dimensions and many other dimensions are expressed according to vocabularies shared by many data providers from all over Europe. In the next step of the project we will get to 5-star linked data by linking the data to other Linked Data providers, such as DBpedia.
LinkedStat selected for "Linked Open Data: where are we?" event, organized by W3C Italy. LinkedStat will be presented as an important Italian experience regarding the use of Linked Open Data for the Istat statistics. »
LinkedStat @ Smart City Exhibition 2013 with Istat Open Census, Data Journalism and Data Driven Policymaking are the themes of Census Data Lab organized by Istat in Smart City Exhibition - SCE 2013 in Bologna, from 16th to 18th of October 2013. LinkedStat was presented during the first day, in a panel about Open Census to speak about the benefits of Linked Data for statistics. »