1) Public Review for version 2.0 of the SDMX Glossary
The SDMX Statistical Working Group would like to submit a new Version 2.0 of the SDMX Glossary.
This version 2.0 is a major version change due to the many new concepts and corrections to existing terms and the removal of concepts which are not used as part of reference metadata frameworks. The goal is to increase the usability and quality of the SDMX Glossary both as a central reference point for SDMX metadata, and for the Cross-Domain Concept Scheme (that is generated from the glossary) to cover more structural metadata enabling systems to align.
All concepts were reviewed to make descriptions and contexts clearer. Of particular note are:
- The addition of “coverage” concepts
- The addition of classification concepts used in Global DSDs, e.g. “Labour Force Status”, “Sector”
- Make the “Measure” and “Statistical indicator” definitions more useful with examples for unambiguous use in modelling
The public review period for this document extends until 8 October 2018. Please send your comments to the SDMX Statistical Working Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Public Review for version 1.3.0 of the SDMX RESTful API
The SDMX Technical Working Group has produced a new version of the SDMX RESTful API and submits it for public review. Version 1.3.0 contains two new features, four improvements to existing features and several improvements to the documentation and the Wiki.
All changes can be viewed on GitHub:
- Complete list of changes since the previous release
- Overview of new features, improvements and bug fixes in the new version
3) Public Review for the updated SDMX-JSON Data Exchange Format
The SDMX Technical Working Group (TWG) has updated the SDMX-JSON Data Exchange Format which is now made available for public review. This process will be open until 1 September 2018 (new deadline). Feedback is welcome before the deadline.
The SDMX-JSON Data Message format supports the SDMX 2.1 Information Model and works together with the SDMX 2.1 RESTful Web Services API for data queries. The SDMX-JSON format is streamable from a supporting web service in order to limit the amount of server resources.