The adoption of directives and regulations by numerous public authorities to make public data available in digital format has led to the creation of Open Data projects. The quality of open data - published by regional and local authorities, public bodies and public or private companies – varies on a star-based scale of 1 to 5, ranging from raw data provided in un-reusable formats to contextualized, enhanced, interlinked Semantic Data (Tim Berners-Lee). Quality level is what determines the data's possible uses: visual display, communication, mediation, reuse by third-party players for application development, etc.
Mindful of this and basing itself on collective intelligence and data reuse, Business & Decision Eolas set about turning what was a legal obligation into a true communication and transformation opportunity for public authorities. LOD.Eolas is thus a content distribution platform designed to meet the previously-mentioned "Five Stars" quality requirements.
The solution is available in Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) modes. With LOD.Eolas, Regional Councils and municipalities publish data catalogs that can be interlinked and enriched with data from other sources. The solution helps export data in multiple formats and provides Datavizualisation as well as Mapping modules. A dedicated offering helps pool various public authority groups' platforms.
Karine Devenyns, "Above and beyond providing its Linked Open data in SAAS and PAAS modes, Eolas assists customers in the set-up of an Open Data policy: data collection, classification, semantic enrichment, lifting process and publication. LOD.Eolas is rich and unique in that, all data can be interlinked and enriched over and above data published on the platform, based on semantic search. The second objective is to cross-reference and interconnect local data from various Open Data platforms."
LOD.Eolas was first introduced during Museo Mix 2013. Grenoble's Musée Dauphinois, a participant in the event, used the solution to provide MuseoMixers with an interactive catalog featuring its entire works. Internet users were thus presented with fact sheets for all objects, photographs, postcards and posters on display at the museum and on Isère's heritage buildings. The platform outlasted the event: http://museomix.opendata.eolas-service.com/dataviz/
Upcoming events: Eolas will attend the Forum des Interconnectés to be held on 2 & 3 December 2013 at the Lyon Convention Center!
About Business & Decision Eolas and Business & Decision
Business & Decision's subsidiary, Business & Decision Eolas, Internet expert, specialist in hosting, digital marketing and application design, ensures the success of a large number of customer projects in e-commerce, e-administration and e-business. For more information, www.businessdecision-eolas.com
Business & Decision is an international Consulting and Systems Integration (CSI) company. It is a leader in Business Intelligence (BI) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and a major player in e-Business, Enterprise Information Management (EIM), Enterprise Solutions as well as Management Consulting. Business & Decision contributes to the success of customer projects by driving maximum business performance. The company has a reputation for functional and technological expertise and has forged partnerships with all of the key technology vendors. Located in 15 countries, Business & Decision currently employs more than 2500 people in France and worldwide. Additional information is available at www.businessdecision.com
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