[open-government] Software for Open Data : Drupal?
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Sep 12 16:24:40 BST 2011
On 12 September 2011 11:38, Neil McEvoy <neil at mcevoy.biz> wrote:
> Thanks Rufus, this seems to be exactly what's needed.
> My goal is to host it locally in Canada, so that it's entirely tailored
> for the government's needs here. I presume it's quite straight forward to
> install and operate?
Yes, it's straightforward to deploy and is open source (obviously!).
In fact there was a deployment done (with integration with Drupal)
early last year for this site:
> Once installed, is it possible to simply start contacting Government
> agencies and offering them a facility to integrate and host their data in
> this environment?
> I presume most of the heavy lifting would be in identifying, extracting
> and transforming the data...
Yes, that's the hardest part of it -- particularly because data is
very variable (geodata isn't the same as chemical data, data from
excel files may be handled differently from linked data or ESRI shape
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