SEWeb Data Catalogue Linked Data Resources

SEPA maintains a metadata catalogue which underpins the interactive map available on Scotland's Environment website.

The catalogue is published as RDF conforming to the W3C Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) and to the DCAT Application Profile for Data Portals in Europe.

Some extensions to DCAT-AP have been added to support treating GIS map layers as a form of dataset distribution.

A diagram showing the extended DCAT application profile is available here.

The catalog may be browsed here using the Elda implementation we use to provide an API.

A SPARQL query form may be accessed here

The SPARQL endpoint may be accessed directly at with a SPARQL query in the query parameter.

Further documentation will be provided on the GitHub repository wiki. Any issues should be reported there.