CKAN Data Hubs Around the World

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Mark Wainwright of CKAN reports, “The last few months have seen a lot of activity in Open Data round the world, and a corresponding clutch of new CKAN data hubs and portals in Austria, Brazil, the US, and elsewhere. Here is a quick roundup. There is a (fairly) complete list of all CKAN portals here.” First in the roundup is Brazil: “The Brazilian government now has an official open data portal at It was built with CKAN by the Ministry of Planning, with help from the Brazilian chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation. The Brazilian Senate has also used CKAN to set up its own open data portal.”

Austria is also on the list: “Austria has a strong open data movement, reflected in the number of city-level data portals. The Open Knowledge Foundation’s Austrian Chapter has been active in this area. The Graz open data site, built with OpenCms, uses CKAN as a back-end for its data search, and also exposes CKAN directly at The city of Linz uses the same approach. The new national Austrian open data portal, another CKAN site, harvests metadata from a number of city-level portals. Austrian CKAN partner the Semantic Web Company has supported the national and Linz sites.”

Read more here.

Image: Courtesy CKAN

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