CKAN intro for Estonian open data workshopPresentation 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.
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
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)
Used by - Data.gov.uk
...many CKAN instances around the world
Any Questions? Irina Bolychevsky @shevski www.ckan.org www.okfn.org www.thedatahub.org