LOD2 Webinar Series: publicdata.eu and CKAN


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PublicData.eu is striving to become the Pan European one-stop-shop, providing access to open, freely reusable datasets from numerous local, regional and national public bodies across Europe.

After the first release of the PublicData.eu website (Alpha release was Jan 2011 & Beta release was June 2011) and it's subsequent upgrades (a significant upgrade was efected March 2012), OKFN worked towards the deployment of various personalization features, meant to improve the user experience on Publicdata.eu and spur more interest and interaction around the official data-sets.

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LOD2 Webinar Series: publicdata.eu and CKAN

  1. 1. LOD2 Webinar Series publicdata.eu and CKAN 27 March 2013www.ckan.org www.okfn.org
  2. 2. Agenda● Introduction (Sander van der Waal)● Demo publicdata.eu (Christian Villum)● CKAN 2.0 (Irina Bolychevsky @shevski)● Q&A
  3. 3. The Open Knowledge FoundationWe are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promotingopenness in all its forms (data + content)We build: Communities + Tools
  4. 4. What does open mean?A piece of content or data is open if anyone is free to use,reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to therequirement to attribute and share-alike.http://opendefinition.org/
  5. 5. The LOD2 stackhttp://stack.lod2.eu/
  6. 6. The LOD2 projectCitizen Use Case:Make linked open data useful for the general publichttp://www.lod2.eu/
  7. 7. A world-wide index of dataportals: datacatalogs.org
  8. 8. CKANleading open source data portal software ckan.org
  9. 9. Serves two main markets1. search and discoverability for end users and re-users of data2. data management tools for publishers
  10. 10. Search and discoveryProvides an online home for dataBrowsingKeyword searchFaceting by tags, formats, topics, countries and anymetadata fieldStandardized interface for viewing
  11. 11. (Demo)
  12. 12. Data Management for PublishersEasily store and update metadata recordsWorkflow and approvalFine grained authorization controlsBroken link reportsDownload and view counts
  13. 13. Add and edit dataset metadata through a simple user interface,allowing you to:- add further resources/files- group and tag your dataset, making it easier to find throughbrowsing- add maintainer, source and contact details- create custom additional fields
  14. 14. Authorisation & access control
  15. 15. Workflow and approval
  16. 16. Stats & analyticsCKAN comes with inbuilt stats + integration with GoogleAnalyticsIncludes dataset counts, download counts + reports
  17. 17. Sophisticated geospatial capabilities
  18. 18. CKAN resource preview can plot data on a mapusing Latitude and Longitude or GeoJSON
  19. 19. Geo-search -filter by location CKAN supports: WMS previews INSPIRE GeoJSON
  20. 20. Harvesting and normalizationGet metadata from external catalogs and endpointsCKAN will parse, validate and normalise to createmetadata records that look the same to end users nomatter where they came fromWe can currently harvest: other CKAN catalogs,CSW endpoints and WAFs serving ISO 19139documents
  21. 21. FederationSearch across catalogs in aggregator sites (such aspublicdata.eu)Data Catalog Interoperability Protocol: http://spec.datacatalogs.org/
  22. 22. MultilingualismTranslated by the community into over 18 languagesFully supports all international charactersAdded multilingual search, setting dataset languagelevel, string translations using a vocabulary & morefor the European Commission Open Data Portal
  23. 23. Open SourceAll our code is on Github: https://github.com/okfn/ckanOpen issue trackerCode contributions: https://github.com/okfn/ckan/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.rstDocumentation
  24. 24. Used by governments, organizationsand communities around the world
  25. 25. ckan.org/instances/
  26. 26. Thank you! Sander van der Waal sander.vanderwaal@okfn.org Christian Villum christian.villum@okfn.org Irina Bolychevsky info@ckan.orgwww.ckan.org www.okfn.org