The Local Government Category List (LGCL) was developed by the LAWs Project to define the subject matter of local government and related community resources according to a common vocabulary. The list builds on the work of the prior APLAWS project and has been refined following extensive dialogs with users. The list is provided as a 'scheme' for populating the e-GMS 'subject.category' element. It also offers 'lower level' terms to make it suitable for powering search engines and populating 'subject.refinement'. Category terms are mapped to Government Category List terms and to Local Government Service List services.
XSD and RDFS schemas are subject to modification following definition of standards by the e-Government Unit Metadata Technical Working Group and the W3C taxonomy group. In the event of changes, we shall endeavour to support the formats given as legacy formats.
This list is used 1,398,727 times (reduced to 261,245 times after removal of near duplicate pages) by 116 public sector Web sites
- see here for a list of Web sites. View organisations registered as users of this list. See interactive viewer 'Term Usage Count' for details.
LGCL version 1.03 was released on 19 March 2004:
LGCL is deprecated in favour of IPSV.
This XML file is the official version. The file is still considered to be a draft because there is extensive discussion in the local government community about that and LAWs is eager to accommodate a wide ranger of requirements. It is likely that the format of lgcl.xml will not be subject to much further revision. However component files from which lgcl.xml is constructed may be revised.
Alternative styles and formats for downloading LGCL
The XML file can also be viewed in these human readable formats:
A list of mappings to GCL from LGCL
A list of mappings to LGSL from LGCL
A list of mappings to ACL from LGCL
A list of mappings to LGCL from LGCS
Please post questions and comments on the LAWs Information Architecture and Standards Forum of the esd-toolkit at www.esd-toolkit.org.
If you are unable to use the esd-toolkit, comments can be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you create your own XSLT for the List, please send it to us so it can be made available to others via this site.
Thank you to these organisations for their contributions towards our standards and controlled lists.
Liability, Ownership, Protection
LGCL is made available for use, without guarantees and without licensing costs, by local authorities, community organisations and any other bodies referencing local and community resources. Neither the LAWs Project nor any other party will be liable for any losses due to errors or omissions in the List or associated resources.
The content of LGCL and all associated resources on this Web site be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. The source of the material must be acknowledged as the LAWs Project and esd-toolkit and the title all document must be included when being reproduced as part of other publications or services.