Sharing regional Cemetery information with everyone...

Welcome to the Cemetery Linked Data Project

Councils within the Manawatu -Wanganui region are collaborating in a spatial shared services project that is currently focusing on the exchange of cemetery data from disparate platforms. After identifying Use Cases and the lack of common entities within data schemas, it was concluded the use of Linked Open Data (LOD) technology using the semantic web was the best means of making all cemetery information held by each council available to the public with minimal impact to each Council's resources.

The main objective of the project is to submit queries via an interface through a federated ontology that matches common data elements within individual Council ontologies that will access two individual Council's dissimilar datasets.

The councils involved in the project are:



The interoperable cemetery data pilot project is in development and due to be completed mid-April 2014


What is Linked Data?