Dear Orbital students:

Please take note of the opportunity from IDA to help shape the future of data.gov.sg while being reimbursed for your time.  If you’re interested, please contact Liyana directly at liyana_muhammad_fauzi@ida.gov.sg.  Thank you!


The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) has embarked on a pilot project with the National Library Board (NLB), to explore the use of linked data technology to better manage and share data.  We are looking for developers to test our pilot project.

If you are interested, do read on below for further details and if you are keen to be part of this pilot, please provide me  with the required information in point 3 below by 8th July 2013. Thanks!

Liyana Bte Muhammad Fauzi (Miss)

Assistant Manager | Data Management and Analytics Division | Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
D: 6211 0834 | HP: 9620 4842 | F:
6659 2517 | E: liyana_muhammad_fauzi@ida.gov.sg | W: www.ida.gov.sg

1.       Background:
The objective of the pilot is to enable better sharing of government data with linked data. (If you are interested in linked data, read more about it at http://www.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/data)

For the pilot project, we have created a mobile app, LinkMe and a web browser app, Pathfinder with government linked data. The types of government data used in the pilot include land and routes data (SLA), traffic data (LTA), weather data (NEA), parks data (NParks), etc. As part of Pathfinder, we have also made available some data for developers to test. These datasets are shared via APIs and SPARQL queries.

As a participant, you will explore the above and provide feedback on your experiences at a focus group session. You will also be entitled to receive incentives amounting to $40.

2.       What will be expected of you:

Step one :  Attend briefing for focus group participants (at National Library Board Academy, co-located at Toa Payoh Public Library)
Step two : Use or explore the apps/datasets for a certain duration during the period of end-July to early Aug
Step three : Provide feedback via survey after using the apps/datasets
Step four : Attend a focus group session (at National Library Board Academy, co-located at Toa Payoh Public Library)

3.        If you accept our invitation and would like to participate in our focus group sessions:

Please provide the following details :

Name (on NRIC) :
NRIC no. :
Age :
Gender :
Mobile no. :
What smartphone device are you using, and what is the version currently (E.g.: iPhone 4/5, Android phone, Windows phone, etc.)?:

 

We would also like to seek your cooperation not to divulge any information or data related to this pilot project.
(Note: All focus group participants are required to sign an undertaking for your participation in this.)

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