PublishMyData 2.0: Features for Technical Users
Linked Data Expert Mode
One of the features we’re most proud of is Expert Mode, which our CTO Ric wrote about for DCLG and you can check out here. Briefly, Expert Mode allows technically minded users access to extra metadata and linked data details: useful when you want to develop your own apps with the data. You can enable it by sliding a toggle switch which reveals more URIs, data types and other properties about the resource you’re viewing as well as links to get the data in a variety of machine readable formats.
Look-ahead “Expand” Links
To aid with understanding how the data is linked, we’ve added expand links in resource tables. These links look ahead to related linked data resources and are really useful when exploring the data to support writing queries or building apps.
SPARQL Syntax Highlighting
And to help you once you actually get down to writing SPARQL, we’ve added syntax highlighting to the sparql endpoint page. There are line numbers too, which make it easier to find where you’ve gone wrong if you get an error message. Each site can be configured with a set of relevant prefixes to make it easier to read and write SPARQL and URIs.
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