CKAN for Government

  • 30+

    major government sites powered by CKAN

  • 100%

    open source codebase hosted on Github

  • PBs

    petabytes of government data

  • 15M+


Powered by CKAN

Around the globe, government organisations trust CKAN as their data management system of choice.


Singapore Government

The Singapore Government uses CKAN as an open data portal for economic, education, environment, finance, and health data.


Open Africa

The Open Africa Platform initiative aims to be largest repository of data on the African continent. It is part of the Ujuzi Initiative which is created and funded by the Africa Media Initiative (AMI), the World Bank Institute (WBI) and Google.


Australian Government

The Australian Government uses CKAN to make available public data from over 800 different organisations.


Government of Canada

Tens of thousands of datasets making Canada's governmental data more accessible to everyone.


United States Government

The US government announced in January 2013 that they were moving to CKAN for their open data catalogue, combining datasets previously published in different places. The relaunch went live in May 2013.


Helsinki Region

The Helsinki Region Infoshare (HRI) has over 900 datasets. The site has Finnish and English versions, and gives a comprehensive and diverse outlook on a variety of urban phenomena, such as living conditions, economics and well-being, employment and transport.

  • The sheer flexibility and modular nature of CKAN really sets it apart.

    Doug Young Data Cluster Coordinator at Scottish Cities Alliance
  • Soon, all our civil servants will be using CKAN. It makes publishing data openly a business-as-usual activity, as opposed to a specialised, ‘techy-flavoured’ task.

    Iain Fleming Open Data Strategy Lead at Open Data Northern Ireland

CKAN is a complete out-of-the-box software solution that makes data accessible and usable – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data (including storage of data and provision of robust data APIs). CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available.

Major Government Users

CKAN is used by governments and public sector organizations around the world
for their open data portal.

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At Canada’s Open Government portal you can explore how the Government of Canada is working with the national and international open government community.

/media/images/Data-WG.scale-100.png is managed and hosted by the U.S. General Services Administration. It is the US Federal open data catalog aimed to make government more open and accountable.

CKAN is used by governments and user groups worldwide and powers a variety of official and community data portals including portals for local, national and international government, such as the UK’s and the European Union’s, the Brazilian, Dutch and Netherland government portals, as well as city and municipal sites in the US, UK, Argentina, Finland and elsewhere.

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Speak with a CKAN steward specialising in creating open data portals for government

Our CKAN stewards help organisations of all sizes around the globe learn more about implementing CKAN open data portals. The best way to get in touch is via the form below

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.

A look at how enterprise organisations use CKAN