Experimental Environmental Linked-data published by the Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) in collaboration with the National Plan for Environmental Information Initiative, the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) and the Information Engineering Laboratory of the CSIRO is providing experimental resources for Linked Data under lab.environment.data.gov.au. The data published under this domain makes data available in a Linked Data fashion, and illustrates some of the capabilities that can be developed with Linked Data. The data is published under the License terms specified at: http://www.bom.gov.au/other/copyright.shtml.
Currently, the following environmental data sets are available as Linked Data:
- ACORN-SAT: The Australian Climate Observations Reference Network - Surface Air Temperature (ACORN-SAT) dataset, a flagship data product of the Bureau of Meteorology, has been developed for monitoring climate variability and change in Australia. The dataset employs the latest analysis techniques and takes advantage of newly digitised observational data to provide a daily temperature record over the last 100 years. This data will enable climate researchers to better understand long-term changes in monthly and seasonal climate, as well as changes in day-to-day weather. CSIRO has developed the acorn-sat observation ontology, the acorn-series time series ontology, the climate ontology and the raindist rainfall district ontology to expose the dataset as Linked Data. The Linked Data is published through ELDA, a Linked Data API implementation developed by Epimorphics.
Explore the data graphically.
- Display the station locations and their average temperature readings on a map
- Select a Date range for climate readings for a given location
- Start with a List of Station Locations
- Start with a Data Cube Slice of Observations for a Location for a given Year
- Start with a Data Cube Slice of Observations for a Location for a given Month
Download the Linked Data.
- The ACORN-SAT time series files are available for download from http://lab.environment.data.gov.au/dumps/release/
For more information on environmental linked data, please contact: Dominic Lowe at the Bureau of Meteorology.