Using Linked Open Data to Improve Discoverability of Land-Related Information

Using Linked Open Data to Improve Discoverability of Land-Related Information

April 5, 2018

The Land Portal Foundation has taken the lead in the land governance sector to develop a standardized vocabulary: LandVoc, the Linked Land Governance Thesaurus. LandVoc is mainly derived from the food and agriculture organization’s Agrovoc, the standard agriculture vocabulary, but links together many other vocabularies designed and/or used by land governance stakeholders on both a global and local level.

The Land Portal Foundation was created with the aim to bring together information about land and land tenure from as many sources as possible and make it more accessible. Hence, the Foundation adopted a linked open data strategy, which contributes to making the content and information available even more discoverable on the world wide web.

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