[ckan-discuss] CKAN Wishlist
lucy.chambers at okfn.org
Mon Mar 5 16:56:04 GMT 2012
On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Mark Wainwright
<mark.wainwright at okfn.org>wrote:
> Hi Lucy,
> > If I have a wishlist for CKAN - where should I put comments?
> This is quite a good place. If you have specific bug reports you can
> also mail the ckan-dev list.
> > 1) I'm currently trying to tidy up the OpenSpending group on the DataHub
> > it is quite laborious as I have to edit each package individually e.g.
> > renaming the packages to reflect more accurately what is actually in
> > What would be really nice is to have a Table View of Dataset Metadata
> > would give me the overview and be editable also.
> Absolutely! By a spooky coincidence, only a few days ago, someone
> wrote to the ckan-dev list to say that he'd written an extension to do
> something very similar - see:
> I've suggested maybe this could be deployed on the Datahub at some
> point, which would probably make your life easier if it were possible.
Hooray! Yes please ;)
> > 2) In order to clarify where the datasets are currently from, we are
> > currently forcing metadata into the title
> > e.g. http://thedatahub.org/dataset/edit/adur_district_spending prexied
> > UK. Maybe I am missing something, but is it possible to add geographical
> > information and sort the contents of your group neatly by it? How to
> > encourage people to do this so it doesn't become burdensome for one
> > always to fill in the missing info?
> Not really at present - there are various ways search could be made
> more powerful, and being able to configure the order of search results
> is a good idea. But I see you are tagging the datasets with things
> like 'country-uk' and 'regional', so provided you can persuade people
> to use these tags consistently, you could use URLs like this to list
> your regional UK datasets:
> (Yes, the interface should provide a way to do this without hacking
> the URL yourself - as far as I know it doesn't at the moment, but I
> hope this is better than nothing.)
> A recent and developing feature of CKAN is that it does have powerful
> geo-spatial capabilities. However, at the moment the only interface to
> these is via API calls. But watch this space - for a taster of what is
> in store, see
OK, so I'll keep going with my tagging conventions for now, but look
forward to future developments.
> > 3) Is it possible to subscribe to a group? I would like to know when
> > adds a new dataset to the group ready to import into OpenSpending to make
> > sure as much of the req'd info is in there and help me to keep track of
> > we have in there.
> 'Activity streams' are a major very new feature which provide the
> infrastructure for functionality like this, so the answer is that it
> will be very soon.
Great - I look forward to this. I may occasionally miss things but if you
remember, please do give me a poke when this is up and running!
> Mark Wainwright, CKAN Community Co-ordinator
> Open Knowledge Foundation http://okfn.org/
> Skype: m.wainwright
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