Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes today its DCAT catalogue of open data.
To put it simply, DCAT is a catalogue containing all the open data produced by Statbel.
The DCAT (Data Catalogue Vocabulary) is a standard for the documentation of open data sets. It is a way to provide context or metadata for datasets.
The Belgian federal profile DCAT-BE, developed as a result of a collaboration between several federal administrations, was applied. This Belgian federal standard makes certain fields mandatory, recommended and optional compared to the W3C DCAT standard and the European DCAT-AP (Application Profile) standard. By using it, other people or institutions can easily find and search all datasets published in Belgium in a unified way.
UML-diagram of all classes and properties included in the Belgian federal application profile DCAT (DCAT-BE).
More information on the Belgian federal application profile DCAT (DCAT-BE) is available at Belgif/Inspire-DCAT.