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CKAN Development

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Overview

CKAN stands for Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network (CKAN). It is an open source (AGPL) web-based data management system or solution that provides a streamlined way to make spatial and non-spatial data discoverable and presentable. Its development is managed by the Open Knowledge Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to finding solutions to the technical and social problems of opening up knowledge and data.

CKAN is written in Python and provided many out of the box rich features for publishers and data users, such as data harvesting, faceted search, and machine friendly interfaces to data and metadata, etc. (see CKAN's Feature Tour website for further details) In addition, CKAN system is extensible in the form of extension. Because of its open source license and modular architecture design, anyone can build new extensions and contributes to existing ones. As of this writing, there are over 60 different extensions.

This wiki page will primarily:
  1. provide the findings of our investigation into CKAN's CSW (Catalogue Service for Web) related services,
  2. provide step-by-step instructions on how to get CKAN and its geospatial and harvester extensions installed,
  3. walk you through how to harvest metadata into CKAN from GeoNetwork 's CSW server and vice versa.

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Topic revision: r9 - 17 Sep 2013, TerryRankine
 

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