CKAN: open source data catalog

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Information about CKAN: open source data catalog

Published on February 27, 2014

Author: napo



Presentation about CKAN

Conferenza OpenGeoData Italia 201 – Rome 27 February 2013 CKAN Open Source Open Data Catalog Maurizio Napolitano <> based on an presentation of Irina Bolychevsky and Rufus Pollock

The Open Knowledge Foundation 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. We build tools and communities to create, use and share open  knowledge - content and data that every one can use, share and build on. Aim to improve governance, research  and the economy.


Publishing and Authoring Including Data Upload and Metadata Management

Add and edit dataset metadata through an easy-to-use interface • Add title, url, license etc • Add data files and resources • Group and tag your dataset, making it easier to find through browsing • add maintainer, source and contact details • create custom additional fields

Resource editor allows you to add additional information to each data file

Full Change History

Moderated Edits + Customizable Workflow

Search, API and Metadata Standards

Keyword and faceted search via web interface and API

Search Example

Using Faceting and tags

Using Faceting and tags Geo-search - filter by location

Full Catalog API providing read, write and query access to dataset metadata and much more

Standards Support and Federation • We support DCat (and helped define it!). Run the IATI Registry. • Sophisticated harvesting and federation allows interoperability and metadata sharing between catalogs • E.g. harvests over 15 EU catalogs into one central portal

Viewing, Sharing, Displaying and Social Media Features

Extensive visualisation & data explorer functionality including graphing and mapping data

Data explorer allows filtering, editing, plotting, graphing and embedding

Resource view page - data explorer graph view

Numerous social and community features • • • • Comments Like and share this RSS/Atom Feeds Follow

Add Apps, Ideas and more related to the data

Extendible with plugins

Administration and Analytics

Fine-grained Authorisation & Access Control Add and edit permissions for users and publisher groups per dataset

Stats & analytics: inbuilt + integration with Google Analytics

Stats and ratings include: • numbers of views • resource downloads • 5 star openness ratings THANKS

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