LBLOD - Local decisions as linked open data

Flanders project
Structuring information
Making standards


How to structure and publish information so that people and machines can access it easily?

Local decisions contain valuable authentic data for everyone. As a citizen, I want to know when my street is inaccessible due to work. As an entrepreneur, I want to know what obligations I have to meet. As an association I want to know if and how many grants I can get. As a midfield, I want to know how local governments shape their cultural policy.

Linked data is a digital method for structuring and publishing information so that people and (search) machines can consult it on the internet. By publishing the data in linked local decisions, organizations can reuse that data more easily. Linked data is standardized, making it easy for machines to find and process it. Everyone can get started with the information in the local decisions thanks to LBLOD.

We at imec-mict-UGent are developing the standard with the stakeholders (working groups), coordinating the workshops (semantics), processing the models and definitions.    


Partners: Agentschap Binnenlands Bestuur (ABB), imec-IDLab-UGent

Project Duration: 17/12/2018 - 31/12/2019


Contact: Lieven De Marez