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||http://www.openfiscaldata.go.k...||XML, ...||#22 70%||100%|
Format: XML, JSON, Excel, CSV, Text
The government budget dataset is available on the Open Fiscal Data site managed by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea. The dataset is available in bulk, in various formats including XML, JSON, Excel, CSV, and Text. The site also provides Web APIs which can be used to harness data programatically on the Web.
Actually, this dataset does not include descriptions regarding the different budget sections, but the budget in the dataset is well divided by government departments, ledgers, accounts, sectors, parts, programs, and sub-programs so general citizens can easily understand where the money goes without explicit descriptions. In this regards, I think the dataset meets the minimum criteria of the dataset definition.
||http://www.law.go.kr/||XML, ...||#25 55%||90%|
Format: XML, HTML, HWP, DOC, and PDF
The Korea Law Information Center (KLIC) provides information on Korean laws and regulations including administrative rules, local laws and regulations, and legal precedents, as well as laws in force and their histories. The data on the site is only available in DOC, PDF, and HWP (a file format for Korean word processor called Hangul), and it is not available in bulk. The KLIC provides Web APIs so I answered "yes" to the question regarding machine-readability. However, the Web APIs are only accessible after the registration so in terms of the Web APIs, the data is not publicly available.
There is no data which meets the minimum criteria in Korea, Republic of. Data about the required chemicals is only available for filtration plants, and this dataset is updated monthly. The data for filtration plants is available on the site called National Waterworks Information System (NWIS) managed by the Ministry of Environment. Data about TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) is not available for filtration plants or water sources. Only data about TS (Total Solids) is available for filtration plants. Data for filtration plants is accessible via Web APIs after the registration.
Available data about water sources in Korea is on the level of the following:
The data is collected by the National Auto Water Quality Monitoring Network, and it is available at http://www.koreawqi.go.kr/ under the KOGL Type 1, which is an open license. This dataset is also accessible via Web APIs after the registration.
The Public Procurement Service (PPS) of Korea, Republic of has developed an electronic procurement system called Korea ON-line E-Procurement System (KONEPS). KONEPS is aiming to establish a nationwide web-based procurement system, dealing with whole procurement process including acquisition of all the information on the national procurement projects, procurement request, bids, contracting and payment for 37,000 public organizations and 120,000 private firms.
Although the data provided on the site meets the minimum criteria, it is not available in machine-readable formats, and not available in bulk. The data can only be accessed in HTML formats. Descriptions of tenders and awards are only provided by attached documents. There are Web APIs that can be used to access the data in machine-readable formats, but they require pre-registration so they are not publicly available.
The Ministry Of Environment (MOE) of Korea, Republic of has released the air quailty level of 16 areas nearby the World Cup Stadium on a real-time basis since April, 2002. The general public have gained access to the urban air pollution data on the website since December, 2005. The data is available on the Web site called Air Korea, but data about VOCs is not publicly available. The real-time data about pollutants SO2, CO, O3, NO2, PM10 can be freely accessed on the site, but to read it in a machine-readable format, you need to use the Web API after the registration. The dataset is licensed under the KOGL Type 2, which is similar to CC-BY-ND, so it's not openly licensed.
The Election Statistics System of the National Election Commission in the Republic of Korea provides data on the Web regarding statistical results of presidential, congressional, and various local elections. However, the dataset is not downloadable, and there is no way to access the data programatically. Even though there is one WebAPI only for accessing real-time results during the election, it cannot be utilized without the appropriate permission.
All the data in the system are copyrighted and cannot be published or used for profit purposes.
Short after introducing the new address system called "Road Name Address," the Republic of Korea has also reformed the postal code system into the so-called "State Basic District System." Addresses with the new postal codes are freely available in bulk on the site of "Road Name Address," but the dataset does not include coordinates.
The dataset which meets the minimum criteria can be found on the Website of the National Spatial Information Clearinghouse (NSIC). However, the dataset is not publicly available requesting the registration. However, people can freely download in bulk daily changes of address data with its coordinates on the Korean Website of "Road Name Address."
Introducing the new address system called "Road Name Address", The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs (MOGAHA) of Korea, Republic of have developed a new electronic map with the help of the Korea Local Information Research & Development Institute (KLID). This map can be downloaded on the Website of the National Spatial Information Clearinghouse (NSIC) after the registration. The data is not open, but anyone can request and download it. Also, people can download daily updates of the address system and its corresponding map data on the Korean Website of "Road Name Address" after the separate registration.
The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) provides only 3 days forecast of temperature, precipitation, and wind. For 5 days forecast, they only provide weather and temperature information. The same data is available in machine-readable formats via Web APIs, but it requires the pre-registration step.
Recorded data for temperature, precipitation, and wind for the last year or so is available on the site called "National Climate Data Service System (NCDSS)," and it is publicly available in machine-readable formats.
All the datasets are not openly licensed, but copyrighted by KMA.
Land ownership data of Korea, Republic of is maintained in the official registry managed by the Supreme Court of Korea in accordance to the law. However, the data is not publicly available. The system requires you to pay a small amount of fee for access and print separately, and I guess the data is available only in the plug-in, not in machine-readable formats, and not openly licensed.
The list of registered companies is maintained in the official registry managed by the Supreme Court of Korea in accordance to the law. (http://www.iros.go.kr/ifrontservlet?cmd=INSEWelcomeNseFrmC) Even though the list can be searched on the Web, the whole list of registered companies is not available, and the information acquired by searching cannot be re-used since the information is copyrighted. It is also necessary to download and install an unknown file in order for the search feature to work.
Actually, the site insists linking to the site requires a pre-registration, but in my opinion, this is not the right that can be protected by the law.
In the same way with the government budget dataset, the government spending dataset is also available on the Open Fiscal Data site managed by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea. However, the publicly available government spending dataset is only at high level, not at transaction-level.
Whenever a transaction occurs in the government, the Open Fiscal Data site is used to record it so we can say that the dataset with transaction-level data exists in the database of the system.
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