OpenGov Voices: relaunches on open source platform CKAN | Sunlight Foundation Blog

By guest author Irina Bolychevsky, Product Owner of CKAN, Open Knowledge Foundation

A huge milestone was reached yesterday with the relaunch of the U.S. government data portal on a single, open source platform. A joint collaboration between a small UK team at the Open Knowledge Foundation and, this was an ambitious project to reduce the numerous previous catalogs and repositories into one central portal for serious re-use of government open data. brings together both geospatial as well as “raw” (tabular or text) data under a single roof in a consistent standardised beautiful interface that can be searched, faceted by fomat, publisher, community or keyword as well as filtered by location.