datavisualization.ch published a nice little article explaining The Semantic Web, linked data and open data and pointing out the importance of linked open data for future designers.
“At last, to describe data that is open and linked, there’s the combination of the two, Linked Open Data. This is the data we, as visualization creators, want, because it has clear license terms and is easily linkable with other data sets. To put these terms in relation to each other, I created the following graphic; in the world of all data, only the blue areas are open to the public, with the dark blue being open and linked.”
Read the full article at datavisualization.ch.