January 20, 2022

Agriculture: FAO Data Published as Linked Open Data

From the FAO Data Blog:

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), like many other large data producers (BBC, the Library of Congress, the US government, just to name just a few), has started publicizing its data as Linked Open Data. For example, the very first data set published by FAO was the multilingual thesaurus AGROVOC, available in over 20 languages and covering all subject areas related to FAO interests.

A human-readable version of these connected data sets is available at the following link:

Data.fao.org, like AGROVOC, will utilize Linked Open data techniques. The focus for data.fao.org in relation to Linked Open Data will be to connect semantic resources coming from many different sources.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.