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DCAT-AP

This is the issue tracker for the maintenance of DCAT-AP.

The DCAT Application profile for data portals in Europe (DCAT-AP) is a specification based on W3C's Data Catalogue vocabulary (DCAT) for describing public sector datasets in Europe. Its basic use case is to enable a cross-data portal search for data sets and make public sector data better searchable across borders and sectors. This can be achieved by the exchange of descriptions of data sets among data portals.

The specification of the DCAT-AP was a joint initiative of DG CONNECT, the EU Publications Office and the ISA Programme. The specification was elaborated by a multi-disciplinary Working Group with representatives from 16 European Member States, some European Institutions and the US.

The current version of DCAT-AP (v1.1) can be downloaded from https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/146653/.

Any problems encountered, or suggestions for new functionalities can be submitted as issues on the DCAT-AP repository on GitHub. A short guideline for submitting issues can be found at https://github.com/SEMICeu/DCAT-AP/wiki/Submission-guidelines.

Structure of the repository

/releases: DCAT-AP releases (1.1, etc), each release might have different distributions

Licence

DCAT-AP releases are distributed under ISA Open Metadata Licence v1.1