Data Consumers use the data in Artsdata.ca to create listing sites, enrich data in their CMS, or build recommendation engines and intelligent assistants.
Google is an indirect data consumer of the Event JSON-LD published on individual web sites with the Footlight code snippet. Artsdata.ca maps to Schema.org vocabularies for this reason. In the future we anticipate a point in time where Google and other search engines will want to work directly with Artsdata.ca.
Below are 2 examples of data consumers. As more and more regions of Canada are included in Artsdata.ca, and the coverage of events increases, more data consumers will be able to use Artsdata,ca.
City of Laval
- The city of Laval in Quebec was the first data client with their own http://laval.footlight.io knowledge graph built using Footlight on two principle websites: co-motion.ca and laval.ca.
- The website called Signé Laval is a cultural calendar that displays event data from Laval’s knowledge graph. The calendar uses a CMS that refreshes its data from the knowledge graph weekly. In the CMS, the event data is manually tagged with categories which are then published in the Signé Laval cultural calendar.
- A future project was documented here that describes how the auto-assembling of additional data sources could further improve the categories in the cultural calendar.