By the end of Q2 2022, the project will enter the home stretch with “Milestone 3“. With the data integration then in place, all LMOs and Magic Cities will be connected to the Knowledge Graph. In detail, ten domains can be imported: POIs, Tours, Events, Accommodations, Stories, Gastronomy, Cities, Offers, Local Businesses, Persons. With the go-live, free data retrieval of the Open Data datasets integrated in the Knowledge Graph will be possible with CC0, CC BY and CC BY-SA licensing.
However, “going live” in June 2023 does not mark the end of the Open Data/Knowledge Graph project. It remains an ongoing day-to-day task for all involved. Thus, in the processes of the partners, the maintenance of the databases will take on an increasingly important role, which can only be ensured through financial support and qualification of the employees involved through training and education.
Only in this way can we jointly secure the future positioning of Destination Germany in the competition among destinations.