Open Data Conference - Rufus Pollock - Open Knowledge Foundation & CKAN
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Open Data Conference - Rufus Pollock - Open Knowledge Foundation & CKAN Open Data Conference - Rufus Pollock - Open Knowledge Foundation & CKAN Presentation Transcript

  • Open Knowledge Foundation & Open DataOpening Up Meeting, Cambridge September 2012 Rufus Pollock @okfn[.org] @rufuspollock[.org] Licensed under cc-by v3.0 all jurisdictions
  • We build technology andcommunities to create,share and useopen information thateveryone can use, shareand build on.
  • Working since 2004 on Open Data
  • Anyone means anyone! Norestrictions on commercial use.Open != Creative Commons. ManyCC licenses NOT open (and mostnot appropriate for data).
  • CKANOpen-source Data Publishing and Management
  • CKAN Open source data publishing and management platform that makes it easy to publish, share and find data. ● Rich search and data publishing tools ● Integrated data storage, processing, viewing andvisualization ● Geospatial metadata & search (including support forINSPIRE) ● Extensible and flexible - easy to adapt, extend andintegrate ● Componentized structure with variety of add-ons:stats, analytics, datastore & data API, social etc ● Rich RESTful JSON API to catalog and data
  • {OpenSpending}
  • OpenSpending A global community Creating an open map of the moneyFrom streetlights to international aid
  • Where Does Our Money Go?
  • A project of the Open KnowledgeFoundation, the Budget TransparencyInitiative and the World Bank Institute
  • Getting data is hard! Data not made available Data not machine readable No standard format for data Poor or dubious quality Finances are complex
  • {Summing Up}
  • Increasing Amounts of Data But need to ensure It is really open Of reasonable quality (good enough not perfect)
  • The Best Thing to Do WithYour Data Will be Thought of By Someone Else(And youll think of the best thing to do with someone elses data)
  • Small Data vs Big DataIts about small pieces loosely joined not one ring to rule them all!
  • @okfn[.org] @OpenSpending[.org] @SchoolOfData[.org] ~Rufus Pollock @rufuspollock[.org]