How to use Data Package for a data file that is updated daily on third party site


#1

Ben Welsh asked on Twitter:

Are there any examples of how a [dpm] [Data] Package could be configured for a gov’t sourced file that updated daily at gov’t www site?

More generally:

How can you use Data Package for a data file that is updated daily on a third party site


#2

It’s easy:

Data Package resources (data files) can have a url attribute indicating the location of their data which can be any location online. You can then just set that url to point to the third party data file online (along as that URL is stable).

For more see: http://dataprotocols.org/data-packages/#resource-information