I did a data portals site for you :-)


#1

So I realised I’ve been working on some software at work (Open Source) that might be of interest for this.

Check it out: http://dataportals.jmbtechnology.co.uk/

This is the map page: http://dataportals.jmbtechnology.co.uk/field/location/

You can browse by any field, like tag: http://dataportals.jmbtechnology.co.uk/field/tags/

Or license: http://dataportals.jmbtechnology.co.uk/field/license_id/

Anyway, it’s all on GitHub - I’ll document the build procedure later. The software is still early days … But briefly the data source is a folder for each portal with one text file in it, and we can add logos and screenshots to each folder to.

Just wanted to get any feedback …


#2

For reference, here is what one of the text files of data looks like. Much easier to edit than CSV :stuck_out_tongue:

[title]

Ann Arbor, Michigan

[url]

http://www.a2gov.org/services/data/Pages/default.aspx

[author]

City of Ann Arbor

[publisher]

City of Ann Arbor

[issued]



[publisher_classification]



[description]

City of Ann Arbor's Open Data Catalog (USA)

[tags]

ctic
unitedstates

[license_id]



[license_url]



[place]

Ann Arbor, Michigan

[location]

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/42.2681569/-83.7312291

[country]

US

[language]

en

[status]

active

[metadatacreated]

2011-06-27T18:12:57.439Z

[generator]



[api_endpoint]

Not apparent

[api_type]



[full_metadata_download]

#3

Thank you @jarofgreen. My first impression is the views you provide are a great way to highlight some data quality issues in the dataset. I’ll explore some more…


#4

@jarofgreen https://discuss.okfn.org/users/jarofgreen - very interesting,
thanks! Would be interested in checking out the code and understanding how
the data gets synced with the source of truth (the .csv on github)

Mark


#5

Quickly typed up docs, there you go - https://github.com/JMB-Technology-Limited/StaticSquish-Data-DataPortalsOrg


#6

Cool!

It shows the UK is split into 2 - GB and UK:

http://dataportals.jmbtechnology.co.uk/field/country/value/79cba1185463850dedba31f172f1dc5b/
http://dataportals.jmbtechnology.co.uk/field/country/value/76423d8352c9e8fc8d7d65f62c55eae9/

So clearly the data needs a clean-up.


#7

Hello, It’s just been pointed out to me this site is now off-line. I had a hurried server move recently and this got lost. Sorry! :frowning:

At the risk of being cheeky … Is there interest in using this to replace the current site? I seriously think this offers more features in being able to search and show the data more. Also, it’s data format of a simple text format instead of CSV makes editing data from a GitHub repo much clearer and easier.

If there is another PHP dev here who is interested, let me know - happy to chat and collaborate.


#8

Super keen to have a look when it’s back up - it might be a useful exemplar for something I’m working on over here :slight_smile:


#9

http://dataportals.jmbtechnology.co.uk/ is back up - but it doesn’t update automatically, so check the real site for latest data!


#10

I moved this into a new project - see Working with community data on GitHub: New Project DataTig for more