Enabling re-useCKANOpen Knowledge FoundationIrina Bolychevsky (@shevski)info@ckan.orgckan.org okfn.org
We are a global movement to open upknowledge around the world and see it usedand useful.The Open Knowledge Foundationokfn....
We build tools and communities to educate,empower and connect people.OpenDataProtocols.org
Whats the point of open data?
The point is re-use, democratization andenabling individuals to drive:● innovation & the economy● government transparency ...
Valuable core datasets not openData often buried in government web pagesNot machine readable, bad quality dataHard to find...
Open SolutionStep 1: get the data openly licensedStep 2: make it accessible - metadata,formats, portal (ckan.org)Step 3: s...
CKAN at a glanceMetadata catalogData management platformOpen Source - everything developed on GitHubFree community and pai...
CKAN serves two main use cases1. search and discoverability for re-users of data2. data management tools for publishers
1. Discoverability
Search and discoveryOnline home for dataCentral keyword searchFacet by tags, location, format, licence...Browse by groups,...
Data explorer allows filtering, editing,plotting, graphing and embedding
2. Interoperability
Harvesting and normalizationGet metadata from external catalogs andendpointsCKAN will parse, validate and normalise tocrea...
Used by governments, organizationsand communities around the world
ckan.org/instances/
More generally: federationSearch across numerous different catalogs inaggregator sites (such as publicdata.eu)Data Catalog...
Spec.datacatalogs.org
Thank youOpen Knowledge FoundationIrina Bolychevsky (@shevski)info@ckan.orgckan.org okfn.org
Enabling re-use via CKAN: discoverability and interoperability
Enabling re-use via CKAN: discoverability and interoperability
Enabling re-use via CKAN: discoverability and interoperability
Enabling re-use via CKAN: discoverability and interoperability
Enabling re-use via CKAN: discoverability and interoperability
Enabling re-use via CKAN: discoverability and interoperability
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Talk at @OpenDataWeek in Marseille focused on how technology can power discoverability and interoperability and why they are important. Showcases CKAN's search and discovery functionality, harvesting abilities and data catalog interoperability protocol.

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Enabling re-use via CKAN: discoverability and interoperability

  1. 1. Enabling re-useCKANOpen Knowledge FoundationIrina Bolychevsky (@shevski)info@ckan.orgckan.org okfn.org
  2. 2. We are a global movement to open upknowledge around the world and see it usedand useful.The Open Knowledge Foundationokfn.org
  3. 3. We build tools and communities to educate,empower and connect people.OpenDataProtocols.org
  4. 4. Whats the point of open data?
  5. 5. The point is re-use, democratization andenabling individuals to drive:● innovation & the economy● government transparency &accountabilityContext:● Explosion of digital information● Ever improving information technologyOpen data is not a hobbyits a movement
  6. 6. Valuable core datasets not openData often buried in government web pagesNot machine readable, bad quality dataHard to find, connect and link dataWhat problems are we facing?
  7. 7. Open SolutionStep 1: get the data openly licensedStep 2: make it accessible - metadata,formats, portal (ckan.org)Step 3: start building, linking and turning datainto something more - information
  8. 8. CKAN at a glanceMetadata catalogData management platformOpen Source - everything developed on GitHubFree community and paid support availableExtensible flexible componentized architectureDeveloper friendlyRich JSON APIInteroperable
  9. 9. CKAN serves two main use cases1. search and discoverability for re-users of data2. data management tools for publishers
  10. 10. 1. Discoverability
  11. 11. Search and discoveryOnline home for dataCentral keyword searchFacet by tags, location, format, licence...Browse by groups, keywords, publishersLink to datasets or data directlyPreviews and data exploration
  12. 12. Data explorer allows filtering, editing,plotting, graphing and embedding
  13. 13. 2. Interoperability
  14. 14. Harvesting and normalizationGet metadata from external catalogs andendpointsCKAN will parse, validate and normalise tocreate metadata records that look the same toend users no matter where they came fromWe can currently harvest: other CKANcatalogs, CSW endpoints and WAFs servingISO 19139 documents + others
  15. 15. Used by governments, organizationsand communities around the world
  16. 16. ckan.org/instances/
  17. 17. More generally: federationSearch across numerous different catalogs inaggregator sites (such as publicdata.eu)Data Catalog Interoperability Protocol: http://spec.datacatalogs.org/
  18. 18. Spec.datacatalogs.org
  19. 19. Thank youOpen Knowledge FoundationIrina Bolychevsky (@shevski)info@ckan.orgckan.org okfn.org

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