Ireland: ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology, is collaborating with Ordnance Survey Ireland. The collaboration will provide Ireland's geospatial information as 'Linked Data' on the web. Linked geospatial data benefits scientists, industry, government decision-makers, public-service providers and citizens. Much of the data we access on the web is published in HTML format. Linked Data marks a shift from human-readable HTML documents to machine-readable documents.
Commenting on the collaboration, Professor of Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin and one of ADAPT's Principal Investigators, Declan O'Sullivan said: "We have been undertaking Linked Data research for a number of years now within ADAPT. The collaboration with OSi will allow the publication and interlinking of rich geospatial information from a wide variety of information sources on the web and advance the state of practice in the area."