Brief description of the service:
CKAN is the world’s leading open-source data portal platform. It is a complete out-of-the-box software solution that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available.
CKAN is currently used by governments and organizations worldwide to power both official and community data portals. CKAN was developed by the non-profit Open Knowledge Foundation and is today overseen and managed by the CKAN Association.
CKAN uses its internal model to store metadata about the different records, and presents it on a web interface that allows users to browse and search this metadata. It also offers a powerful API that allows third-party applications and services to be built around it.
As CKAN is an already tested service, supporting open data portals in cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, etc. With a powerful API and a web interface this application offers a complete catalog system and strong integration with third-party enable a powerful data management system much appreciated by national and regional governments.