CKAN intro for Estonian open data workshop

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CKAN intro for Estonian open data workshop

  1. 1. The Open Knowledge Foundation Irina Bolychevsky @shevski www.ckan.org   www.okfn.org   www.thedatahub.org
  2. 2. A  not-for-profit organisation promoting openness in all its forms. Progress through community engagement - organise events to bring people together. We have projects and partnerships throughout the world , especially in Europe. The Open Knowledge Foundation We build  tools  and  communities  to create, use and share  open knowledge  - content and data   that  everyone can use, share and build on. Aim to  improve governance, research and the economy .
  3. 3. A piece of content or data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share-alike. http://opendefinition.org/ What does  open mean?
  4. 4. What problems are we trying to solve? Step 1: get the data open Step 2: make is accessible Step 3: start building, linking and turning data into something more - information
  5. 5. CKAN is open source software that makes it easy to publish, share and find data. <ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central registry / catalogue for data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich search and data publishing tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geospatial metadata & search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extendible and flexible: stats, analytics, comments etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich restful JSON API </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability: metadata standards & harvesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working on : tools for previewing, cleaning up, linking and building on data </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Share data - give your data an online home with rich, extendable metadata
  7. 8. Find data - keyword search + faceting by tags, groups
  8. 9. Datasets and resources get their own page with additional information and link to download:
  9. 10. Use Data - Europe's Spending (openspending.org)
  10. 11. UK Government Spending data visualised
  11. 12. Europe's Energy (from Eurostat)
  12. 14. Used by - Data.gov.uk
  13. 15. ...many CKAN instances around the world
  14. 17. Any Questions? Irina Bolychevsky @shevski www.ckan.org   www.okfn.org   www.thedatahub.org

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