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Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery  2017, Vol. 1 Issue (8): 92-99    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.2096-3467.2017.0492
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Interface Services and Applications of Open Data Platform
Danyu Weng,Jun Zhai(),Changfeng Yuan,Yan Lin
Transportation Management College, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116026, China
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[Objective] This paper aims to find out the differences between the interface services of governmental open data platform in China and developing trends around the world. [Context] During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, China will build a national open data platform to promote the sharing and in-depth utilization of data at all levels, which demands huge amount of interface services. [Methods] We analyzed the major issues facing the open data platform interface services in China, based on the popular international open data platforms and the W3C API best practices. We also introduced the open data protocol OData to discuss key steps for launching standardized API services. [Results] Building OData services, issuing documentation and machine-readable metadata could help our API services follow best practices. [Conclusions] Adopting internationally accepted standards could improve user experience of interface services in China.

Key wordsOpen Government Data      Open Data Platform      Application Programming Interface (API)      Interface ServiceOpen      Data Protocol (OData)     
Received: 31 May 2017      Published: 26 July 2017

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Danyu Weng,Jun Zhai,Changfeng Yuan,Yan Lin. Interface Services and Applications of Open Data Platform. Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery, 2017, 1(8): 92-99.

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