Entry for water quality / Mexico

After a review of the initial information presented in the 2016 Mexico submissions for the GODI, submitters from civil society - Sergio Araiza- and responsibles of the open data initiative in México - Enrique Zapata-, got together to dialogue, analyze and perfect the information presented in these first submissions.

This is an example of the value and benefits that the Index can bring to get civil society, citizens and government together to discuss opportunity areas for open data in the country, understand different views regarding a single issue, and agree on next steps and actions to continue working towards a robust and strengthened ecosystem in Mexico.

After these analyses, we would like to kindly request the GODI to take into account the following clarifications

Water Quality
Include one new link: Open Data Portal: datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/red-nacional-de-monitoreo-de-la-calidad-de-las-aguas-nacionales
Question B2.3 to No. 2
Question B3, include all characteristics except Total Dissolved Solids
Question B6, Change to ‘Yes’, data is up to date
Question B7, change to ‘Yes’, data is openly licensed with the MX Open License: datos.gob.mx/libreusomx
Question B9, Change to No. 2

In the context of the GODI public dialogue phase, and its objective to discuss the GODI preliminary results in an open dialogue, on May 25th, 2017, Ania Calderón - Executive Director of the Open Data Charter, Oscar Montiel - International Community Coordinator of Open Knowledge International, Sergio Araiza - SocialTIC y Escuela de Datos and Enrique Zapata - General Director of Open Data in Mexico, gathered in a joint Hang Out to:

• Discuss the preliminary results for Mexico,
• Analyze the pertinence of these preliminary reviews and the existence of requested datasets in open formats, and
• Agree on submitting joint comments to be taken into account

After this exercise this group would like to kindly request the reviewers to take into account the following clarifications to the ‘Water quality’ dataset in all its dimensions, based on the following comments:

  1. Data exists in all its dimensions and can be found in the following link (https://datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/red-nacional-de-monitoreo-de-la-calidad-de-las-aguas-nacionales/resource/f501a3eb-083b-4f70-aeeb-1fc3e4bd08ff)
  2. After the preliminary results of the GODI, the Open Data office requested the Mexican Water Commission to disaggregate the ‘fecal coliform’ information and include it as a new data resource in the zip file

We thank the reviewers for their time and willingness to take into account the work done jointly by civil society and government to perfect the GODI and increase its value for the open data community.

Thanks so much for this!

Can you confirm that the data was uploaded before March 15th. Also I can’t find the parameters; fluoride and total dissolved solids.

Can you point me to where they are? This year the survey is being stricter and if any parameter is missing we can’t accept the submission.


Hi @nisha,

About the parameters fluroide and total dissolved solids, you can find them in the files Calidad_del_agua_subterranea_ 2016. This are the related parameters: SDT, SDT_M, SDT_ra, SDT_salin, FLUORUROS_, FLUO_TOT_.

About the date of the upload, you can see it in this parameter: adela.dataset.publishDate: “2015-12-31T00:00:00Z”
In the metadata aggregate for the dataset: https://api.datos.gob.mx/v1/data-fusion?adela.dataset.identifier=red-nacional-de-monitoreo-de-la-calidad-de-las-aguas-nacionales

Please note that we use an intermediary for publishing, adela.datos.gob.mx, so if-when we purge harvest an organization, the ckan creations date are flushed. That’s why we rely on the adela publish dates.