In collaboration with technical and business stakeholders, I am conducting initial work for a full business analysis of WSDOT Data or Term Search (DOTS), which is managed by the Data Management Services (DMS) group. At its heart, DOTS is a data catalog: an inventory of all of the data objects within DMS-managed environments, along with technical metadata for those objects. The analysis, once complete, will help data and domain experts deliver greater benefit to knowledge seekers through improvements to DOTS and related information-sharing processes.

Project Details

Date: Jun 1, 2017

Author: Tim Blankemeyer

Categories: project

Tagged: open data, metadata, usability, business analysis

Client: Washington State Department of Transportation


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Open Data Literacy is a collaborative project led by the Information School at the University of Washington in partnership with public institutions that create, manage, and publish open data. Open Data Literacy is funded by a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


The Information School
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98105

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