This is web application that allows everyone to create and run their own open data portal searcher easily by using Google Sheets and Heroku.
There is a lot of open data portals in the world and if we want to look for data, we have to go to those sites one by one and look individually.
This application aims to create a simple and lightweight interface that can search all open data portals using their APIs.
In doing so, it want to help encourage people in learning how to work with data by enabling them to easily find the data that they wanted from various open data portals.
Five steps to use the app :
This project is supported by the School of Data Member Support Programme and Coordination Team
You only need set up two things to easily set up your own open data searcher website :
How to set up the configuration :
Open the sample spreadsheet here
Make a copy of the spreadsheet
There are 3 sheets for you to change. Sheet 1 is data portal sheet which shows what data portal that the tool are able to crawl. Note that only CKAN data portal is supported now. Sheet 2 is the config sheets that allow you put configuration like what language to use and how many data to search. Sheet 3 is the translation sheet for you to put translation of the tool's text in different languages. Modify the settings as you wish
Click on the publish spreadsheet option
Get the gid for the translation sheet. Put the gid number in the translation sheet field
Congratulations ! Your tool is now ready to use
Submit your contributions such as bug fixes, feature updates, and adding new parsers for other open data portals.
git checkout -b my-new-feature
git commit -am 'Add some feature'
git push origin my-new-feature
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.