Data Curator - Launched today!

#1

Data Curator was launched today, just in time for Open Data Day.

Data Curator is a simple desktop app to help describe, validate and share usable open data.

Using Data Curator open data producers can:

  • create and edit tabular data from scratch
  • open data from a CSV or Microsoft Excel file
  • open multiple related data tables from a Data Package

Using data from any of these sources, you can:

  • automatically create a schema that describes the data fields
  • refine the schema to include extra data validation rules
  • validate the data against the schema
  • describe the provenance of your data
  • save data as a valid CSV file in various CSV dialects

Once the data is described and validated, you can share the data and its description by exporting a Data Package and publishing it on the web or in an open data portal.

Open data consumers can use published Data Packages to:

  • view the data structure and provenance information to help determine if the data is fit for their purpose
  • download the data together with its metadata in a single zip file
  • use a suite of tools to work with the data

Download the latest version of Data Curator for Windows or macOS and start sharing usable open data.

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#2

Thank you for releasing Data Curator! This has so much potential for bringing data packages to a wider audience… :sparkles:

The missing Linux version is a bit of a showstopper for me, however https://github.com/ODIQueensland/data-curator/issues/830 is there any chance this gets addressed for the next release?

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#3

Hi @steko, I’ll look into this and let you know.

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#4

Data Curator blog post now published on the Frictionless Data site

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#5

Congratulations on the release, @Stephen!

I’m also looking forward to the packaged Linux version – it will be very practical for less tech savvy users who publish data.