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OKF intro and CKAN 2.0


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My slides from a talk at Forum öppna data at Swedish innovation agency Vinnova. Talk viewable at:

My slides from a talk at Forum öppna data at Swedish innovation agency Vinnova. Talk viewable at:

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  • 1. CKAN: the open sourcesoftware powering opendata portalsOpen Knowledge FoundationIrina Bolychevsky (@shevski)
  • 2. Agenda1. Open Knowledge Foundation2. Context3. CKAN overview4. Discoverability and Data Management5. Geospatial, Federation, Multilingualism6. Roadmap7. Questions
  • 3. We are a global movement to open upknowledge around the world and see it usedand useful.The Open Knowledge
  • 4. We build tools and communities to educate,empower and connect
  • 5. A piece of content or data is open if anyone is free touse, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most,to the requirement to attribute and share-alike. does open mean?
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  • 8. Working
  • 9. To utilize digital information more effectively to improvegovernance, the economy and researchContext:● Explosion of digital information● Ever improving information technologyFor example:● Find a better way to get to work● Build more sustainable cities● Spend government money more effectively andlegitimatelyWhat problems are we trying to solve?
  • 10. Open SolutionStep 1: get the data openly licensedStep 2: make it accessible - metadata,formats, portal ( 3: start building, linking and turning datainto something more - information
  • 11. CKAN - Quick Fact SheetOpen Source - everything developed on GitHubExtensible flexible componentized architectureDeveloper friendlyRich RESTful JSON API
  • 12. Serves two main use cases1. search and discoverability for re-users ofdata2. data management tools for publishers
  • 13. 1. Search and discoveryOnline home for dataCentral keyword searchFacet by tags, location, format, licence,publishing departmentBrowse by groups, keywords, publishersStandardized interface for viewingLink to datasets or data directlyPreviews and data exploration where possible
  • 14. Numerous social and community features
  • 15. Visualisation & data explorer functionality:●Previews for many types of data●Data API for .csv & tabular data●Linkable URIs and ability to embed visualisations
  • 16. Data explorer allows filtering, editing, plotting,graphing and embedding
  • 17. Data Management for PublishersEasily store and update metadata recordsWorkflow and approvalFine grained authorization controlsBroken link reportsDownload and view counts
  • 18. Add and edit dataset metadata
  • 19. Authorisation & access control
  • 20. Stats & analyticsCKAN comes with inbuilt stats + integration withGoogle AnalyticsIncludes dataset counts, download counts +reports
  • 21. Link checker and 5 star ratings
  • 22. Specialist Features
  • 23. Sophisticated geospatial capabilities
  • 24. Geo-Search: Filter by location /draw bounding boxWMS previewsPlotting GeoJSON / Longitude &Latitude in tabular dataSupport for:● INSPIRE● GEMINI 2.1● CSW● ISO 19139
  • 25. 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
  • 26. FederationSearch across catalogs in aggregator sites(such as Catalog Interoperability Protocol:
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  • 28. MultilingualismTranslated by into over 18 languages supports all international charactersAdded multilingual search, setting datasetlanguage level, string translations using avocabulary & more for the EuropeanCommission Open Data Portal
  • 29. RoadmapExtending data exploration featuresSupporting complex workflowsBetter reports, analytics and notifications
  • 30. Open SourceAll our code is on Github: issue trackerCode contributions:
  • 31. Used by governments,organizations and communitiesaround the world
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  • 33. Thank you.Questions?Open Knowledge FoundationIrina Bolychevsky (@shevski)