Crowdmapping Digital Social Innovation with Linked Data

author: Harry Reeves Halpin, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
published: July 15, 2015,   recorded: June 2015,   views: 1652


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The European Commission recently became interested in mapping digital social innovation in Europe. In order to understand this rapidly developing if little known area, a visual and interactive survey was made in order to crowd-source a map of digital social innovation, available at Over 900 organizations participated, and Linked Data was used as the backend with a number of valuable advantages. The data was processed using SPARQL and network analysis, and a number of concrete policy recommendations resulted from the analysis.

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