Linked Open Science relies heavily on Linked Open Data technologies. Linked Data allows sharing and use of data, ontologies and various metadata standards: in fact, a common envision is that it will be de facto standard for providing metadata, and the data itself on the Web.
At LinkedScience.org we proceed in showing what does it mean to open and publish scientific data as Linked Data in order to enable reproducible, transparent and transdisciplinary research.
Another argument is that to analyze complex systems such as environmental systems there is an urgent need to share and publish research data. This is needed because it enables other researchers to interconnect their data to the published ones. As a result the combination of all of the resulting Linked Data can be used as a source for the analysis.
As examples of Open Data we have published:
- Linked Data from spatial@linkedscience contains data about all papers ever published in the major Geographic Information conferences: GIScience, COSIT, ACM GIS, and AGILE.
- Linked Spatiotemporal Brazilian Amazon Rainforest Data
- Linked Haiti—crowdsourced reports from the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake early 2010 as Linked Data.
- LODUM data portal contains datasets coming from the Linked Open University of Muenster (LODUM) -project.