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California launches open source data portal

California launches open source data portal

California has launched a new open source, open data portal with 24 datasets that include information on the economy, transportation, water and other areas of interest for citizens and researchers.

The portal, data.ca.gov, runs on DKAN, an open-source data management platform built by Nücivic, a New York-based software company. The tool is based on Drupal’s CMS and allows the user to decide what visualizations to show and create groups to organize data. DKAN was chosen after a competitive bidding process, according to Lynda Gledhill, a spokesperson for the California Government Operations Agency.

The Department of Technology’s Office of Digital Innovation will be running the data portal operations.

“This effort represents the next logical step in our open data work,” recently appointed Chief Data Officer Zachary Townsend said. “DKAN is not just an open source solution; it’s the best tool we’ve found to support our efforts to make the state’s data assets more accessible through visual, compelling stories.”

Posted by Matt Leonard on Sep 07, 2016 at 1:52 PM


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