Data.gov embraces open source data management | FedScoop

As part of a series of major upgrades, Data.gov today moved to a new data catalog based on anopen source data management system, the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network – better known as CKAN.

The new data catalog is a key component of the Data.gov 2.0 coming in the next few months. Users visiting the new data catalog will notice the improved search function, which now allows the user to find all datasets for a particular location, better sorting and tagging of datasets and improved metadata.