All of a CKAN website’s core functionality (everything you can do with the web interface and more) can be used by external code that calls the CKAN API.
The CKAN DataStore extension provides an ad hoc database for storage of structured data from CKAN resources.
CKAN allows you to pick and choose which features you want to use for your data portal. Or, you can easily develop your own by following the extending guide!
Advanced geospatial features, covering data preview, search, and discovery.
Commonly metadata is provided by default, and additional attributes can be defined as needed.
An intuitive web interface allows you to easily register, update and refine datasets.
Rich search experience which allows for quick ‘Google-style’ keyword search and filtering.
Completely customize to match your brand. We’ve prepared a theming guide to help.
Create data-visualisation views and expose data as line, bar and pie charts.
Creation of a federated network of data portals which share data between each other.
Upload media and image files. Stores files either on the server or in the cloud using extensions.
CKAN Security Practices and Controls
Our amazing community has taken CKAN to the next level, creating rich library extensions to save everyone time on development.
CKAN is 100% open source and available on Github. View the docs for help getting started, and if you get stuck on anything, reach out to our community.View on Github
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CKAN for Government
CKAN is used by national and regional government organisations throughout the European Union, the Americas, Asia and Oceania to power a variety of official and community data portals.
CKAN for Enterprise
CKAN has been adopted by enterprise organisations in sectors such as resources, energy, pharmaceuticals and finance to publish and manage internal data assets.