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CKAN intro for Estonian open data workshop CKAN intro for Estonian open data workshop Presentation Transcript

  • The Open Knowledge Foundation Irina Bolychevsky @shevski www.ckan.org   www.okfn.org   www.thedatahub.org
  • 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 .
  • 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?
  • 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
  • CKAN is open source software that makes it easy to publish, share and find data.
    • Features:
      • Central registry / catalogue for data
      • Rich search and data publishing tools
      • Geospatial metadata & search
      • Extendible and flexible: stats, analytics, comments etc
      • Rich restful JSON API
      • Interoperability: metadata standards & harvesting
      • Working on : tools for previewing, cleaning up, linking and building on data
  • Share data - give your data an online home with rich, extendable metadata
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  • Find data - keyword search + faceting by tags, groups
  • Datasets and resources get their own page with additional information and link to download:
  • Use Data - Europe's Spending (openspending.org)
  • UK Government Spending data visualised
  • Europe's Energy (from Eurostat)
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  • Used by - Data.gov.uk
  • ...many CKAN instances around the world
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  • Any Questions? Irina Bolychevsky @shevski www.ckan.org   www.okfn.org   www.thedatahub.org