Jon Weers is a senior web strategist and applications engineer for the OpenEI team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, an expert in open data policy and database design, and a passionate speaker on the benefits of linked open data. When he's not working to improve OpenEI, he spends his time outdoors typically doing some sort of activity that requires a helmet.
A few of my favorite tricks and tools
- Ask Queries - Help:Inline queries
- Improve your articles dramatically with semantic data using this built in tool!
- Master Complex Queries to really take things to the next level.
- Semantic Result Formats - Extension:Semantic Result Formats
- OpenEI is equipped with all of the result formats mentioned in the link above. Display the results of your ask query in a table, graph, map, calendar, or timeline! The link above is full of helpful examples but many of these tools have already been used in articles right here on OpenEI. Check out some in-house samples here:
- Sparql - Extension:SparqlExtension
- Pull data from other linked open data sources into OpenEI with this built in tool!
- For an example of this in action, see Help:External SPARQL integration.
- Widgets - Organize your page content with one of our custom Widgets, such as the Widget:SolarToolsNavigator.
- Forms and Templates - Organize pages of content using templates and forms. Start by reading the basics, then check out our Sample Template and Sample Form pages.
Some featured pages
- Browse By Region - A first look at integrating Raphael as an interactive Semantic Result Format.
- RAPID - An example of an embedded wiki application, leveraging the power of related semantic data stored in the wiki.
- Coso Geothermal Area - An example of one of the many Geothermal Area pages on OpenEI.
- Sample page - An instructional, basic page that uses the Sample Form and Sample Template to create dynamic content. The perfect place to start if you're looking to take your wiki editing to the next level.