An open-source DMS (data management system) for powering data hubs and data portals
CKAN is the world leading Open Source data portal platform. It has a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. The official Swiss Open Government Data portal, opendata.swiss is one of the many portals based on this platform.
CKAN provides an extensive API for the metadata of the open data catalogue. The API provides powerful functionality for developers to build on, and makes it possible for you to try searching for datasets from portals like opendata.swiss inside of mobile apps like the Open Data Companion - or even right here on this page:
CKAN: The Open Source Data Portal Software
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CKAN is the world’s leading open-source data portal platform.
CKAN makes it easy to publish, share and work with data. It's a data management
system that provides a powerful platform for cataloging, storing and accessing
datasets with a rich front-end, full API (for both data and catalog), visualization
tools and more. Read more at
CKAN Documentation <http://docs.ckan.org>_ for installation instructions.
If you need help with CKAN or want to ask a question, use either the
ckan-dev_ mailing list, the
CKAN chat on Gitter, or the
CKAN tag on Stack Overflow (try
searching the Stack Overflow and ckan-dev
archives_ for an answer to your
If you've found a bug in CKAN, open a new issue on CKAN's
GitHub Issues_ (try
searching first to see if there's already an issue for your bug).
If you find a potential security vulnerability please email firstname.lastname@example.org, rather than creating a public issue on GitHub.
.. _CKAN tag on Stack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/ckan .. _archives: https://groups.google.com/a/ckan.org/g/ckan-dev .. _GitHub Issues: https://github.com/ckan/ckan/issues .. _CKAN chat on Gitter: https://gitter.im/ckan/chat
Contributing to CKAN
For contributing to CKAN or its documentation, see
Mailing List ~~~~~~~~~~~~
Subscribe to the
ckan-dev_ mailing list to receive news about upcoming releases and
future plans as well as questions and discussions about CKAN development, deployment, etc.
Community Chat ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If you want to talk about CKAN development say hi to the CKAN developers and members of
the CKAN community on the public
CKAN chat on Gitter_. Gitter is free and open-source;
you can sign in with your GitHub, GitLab, or Twitter account.
The logs for the old
#ckan_ IRC channel (2014 to 2018) can be found here:
If you've figured out how to do something with CKAN and want to document it for
others, make a new page on the
CKAN wiki_ and tell us about it on the
ckan-dev mailing list or on Gitter.
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Copying and License
This material is copyright (c) 2006-2018 Open Knowledge Foundation and contributors.
It is open and licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL) v3.0 whose full text may be found at: