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Introducing CKAN Galleries for images and video

CKAN Galleries by Data Shades is our custom distribution of the CKAN open data platform specially designed for storing and referencing image and video assets. CKAN is intended to be a flexible, adaptable and essential platform that can be configured to serve all open data publishing requirements. CKAN is currently used by governments, e-democracy advocacy …


Working with Open Data? Here is why you need to get yourself to Ottawa, Canada for #IODC15

The week of May 25-29 2015 will be a key convening point for the global open data community, kicking off with the Canadian Open Data Summit hosted by Open North on May 25, to be followed by other important events May 26-27. Take a look at the incredible lineup of events listed below. Use this …


Australia’s Open Data Census Needs Your Support.

Australia’s Regional Open Data Census was launched as a beta web-site on International Open Data Day (21 Feb 2015). The census is a crowd-sourced measure of the openness of key data published by Australia’s states and territories. Openness is based on the answers provided to nine questions. Anyone can submit an assessment and an editorial …


Barack Obama talks about Open Data, Big Data and Data Science

President Barack Obama talks about the importance of Big Data and Data Science, and introduces Dr. DJ Patil as the first ever Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy. Dr. Patil will work with the Office of Science and Technology Policy.


UK to launch a world-leading digital map as open data

Ordnance Survey is announcing it will launch a world-leading digital map as open data and create an engagement hub in London. To coincide with International Open Data Day, when countries across the globe will show their support for open data policies, Ordnance Survey (OS) is announcing it will launch a world-leading digital map as open …


How to build a data first media platform with CKAN

Our own Beta platform for CKAN Galvanize is currently being used by the ACT Government in Australia.  Link Digital, in response to the Digital Canberra Challenge, are building a Data First Media Platform (DFMP). This is based CKAN at it’s core and integrated with a number of AWS services and the Drupal web content management system. What …


The Economics of Open Data at APIdays Sydney

Presenting at API Days in Sydney on 11 February 2015, Steven De Costa delivered a session on the Economics of Open Data. With economic benefits forecast in the trillions of dollars, open data is on a fast track to a future that will bring smaller, smarter governments that empower citizens and cities. In this session …