You can notice a new button on our front page. What is this green button for?
Start data model/s
It is the starting point for contributing with a data model to the initiative. It takes you to a form. Let us explain how:
- We ask you about the goal, it allows others to know what are the data models meant for
- Name of the directory (the name that will be assigned in the incubated repository)
- Your GitHub user (we do not disclose it) for granting you the permissions
- The organization/s you belong to if this would be relevant for others
- The project you are working for if this would be relevant for others
- A contact email we disclose (otherwise how are they going to contact you for collaboration?)
- The industrial domain, to make it simpler to look for similar initiatives
- You can suggest the names of the data models willing to create
- Any additional comment you wish
After filling the form we assess if these data models are actually new, and then we grant you the permissions on the incubated repository and you will appear listed in the list of data models in progress.
In order to provide a simple way to contact the different meetings around the Smart Data Models initiative now you have two new services, a calendar in the right upper corner, together with this new option in the menu. (About -> Events Calendar
Additionally, a very simple theme has been assigned if you are accessing the site from your mobile in order to improve the performance (and the SEO as a consequence)
LATAM session will be held next 9th 21:00 CEST time. This block presents non-motorized transport (NMT) digitalization. We’ll have the use case of Smart Data Models with Bikelanes of Benidorm in Spain with Everis. The University of Cantabria will give a great opening with how Santander Smart City digitally evolved, covering FIWARE’s evolution. The NMT unit of the Municipality of Lima, NUNO, and FIWARE Foundation will flesh the discussion on sustainable cities and comment on the opportunities brought by FIWARE technologies presented on the panel.
The sessions will be held in Spanish, find out the presentation.
In the main menu option
Generate NGSI examples -> Geojson features format
This option allows you to generate random payloads compliant with a data model in Geojson features format.
Here you can see an anonymous survey about the use of @context.
The goal of the survey is to understand how @context is used and how the definition of terms could help the users.
There is an option for making any kind of comments.
Results will be presented in the next open session (Mondays 14:00 CEST).
if you want to comment on anything in particular please include it here in the agenda of the session.
In the cross Sector domain there is a new subject dataModel.DistributedLedgerTech for compiling those data models related to these technologies, including blockchain, ethereum, etc.
The contribution manual, located at https://bit.ly/contribution_manual is being updated, including more explicitly the need for a complete contribution. See pages 3 and 4.
Currently, all data models have been versioned to the 0.0.1. Once the policy for the @context will be in place there will jump to version 1.0.0.
This version can be checked at the beginning of the json schema in the $schemaVersion key.
The versioning policy is defined in this document available at the umbrella repo and in the main menu data models -> versioning policy
We are testing a new feature for the users of the portal. A public to-do list.
The idea is to make public what features, data models, etc are coming in a near future but on the other hand, we would like to open to the community.
I.e.allowing to set some priorities and to suggest new data models/features, etc.
Currently, if you register on the site you could add a new to-do item or comment on the existing one.
It is an experimental feature under evaluation to check if this is useful for global management.
We’ll check for a month, by the end of the month it will be decided if to keep it.
There is a link in the right widget of the front page. (last link)
Now the search option of the menu not only lists the repository name and the data model but they are also clickable links allowing you to reach directly the repository / data models.
Check it out at the search option in the main menu.