E-Governance is the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for delivering government services, exchange of information communication transactions, integration various stand-one systems and services.

A number of governments have started to publish their sta- tistical data online. Some of them are adhering to Linked Data principles, others are using other standards which of- ten can be transformed in order to be published as Linked Data.

The Open Government Directive is making US government data available via websites such as Data.gov for public access. In this paper, we present a Semantic Web based approach that incrementally generates Linked Government Data (LGD) for the US government.

International open government initiatives are releasing an increasing number of “raw” government datasets directly to citizens via the Web, creating new opportunities but imposing burdens inherent to the problems of large-scale distributed data integration, collaborative data manipulation and tra

Data.gov is a website that provides US Government data to the general public to ensure better accountability and trans- parency.


Earth Science Informatics, Special Issue - Semantic e-Science

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