CKAN: Open Source Data Portal Software
Describing itself as
"the world's leading open-source data portal platform,"
The Open Knowledge Foundation's Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network (CKAN) is a software that makes data accessible by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. It allows
the user to:
- Publish datasets via import or through a web interface. Search by keyword or filter by tags. See dataset information at a glance. Full change history lets you easily undo changes or view old versions.
- Store the raw data and metadata. Visualise structured data with interactive tables, graphs and maps. Get statistics and usage metrics for your datasets. Search geospatial data on a map by area.
- Federate networks with other CKAN nodes. Theme with CSS or integrate with a CMS. Build a community with extensions that allow users to comment on and follow datasets.
- Use the API‘s rich programming interface, and benefit from over 60 extensions including link checking, comments, and analytics. CKAN’s Open Source licence allows you to download and run it for free.
For a more detailed description of how CKAN works, please visit their website