Data Data Management Data Portal

A Brief Introduction to Data Portals

July 1, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen and Paul Walsh, with graphics by Monika Popova A crucial tool for any organization, data portals perform a range of functions, from providing an easily-searchable catalog of your data to enabling data visualizations and enhancement. This article is a must-read for anyone looking to unlock their data’s potential, […]

Open Data

Open Data Day 2020 – Mini-Grant Outcomes

June 22, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen Three months on from Open Data Day 2020 and the reports are out: from budget data in Indonesia and Uganda to renewable energy data in Germany, Datopian’s mini-grants supported a wealth of open-data events worldwide. Let’s take a look at all 10 projects and what they achieved. In […]

CKAN datasets

Subscribe to Datasets: New CKAN Feature Explained

June 16, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen and Irio Musskopf, with graphics by Monika Popova Last month, we announced the launch of a new CKAN feature developed by Datopian that allows users to subscribe to datasets. This is an opt-in feature that sends users an email notification when a dataset to which they are subscribed […]

Data Data Management DMS

Datopian Presents: Headless DMS

June 12, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen and Rufus Pollock, with graphics by Monika Popova In a previous article, we drew an analogy between CMS (that’s ‘content management system’) and DMS (‘data management system’) to show how the two software share a similar structure. Now, in this follow-up piece, we’re going to show how DMS […]

Data Data Management DMS

As CMS is to Content, DMS is to Data

June 10, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen and Rufus Pollock, with graphics by Monika Popova You’ve heard of a content management system (CMS), but have you heard of a data management system (DMS)? In this article, we show that the two aren’t all that different. Just as many companies turn instinctively to CMSs to manage […]

CKAN Government Open Data

Open Data Northern Ireland looks to an Open Government future with Datopian

June 5, 2020 by Audrey Lobo-Pulo As Open Data Northern Ireland (NI) roll out their new strategy focusing on more open data publications in the civil service and better community outcomes, the future for Open Government in NI looks bright with Datopian at their side. Our CEO, Paul Walsh, speaks to our clients Iain Fleming […]

Case Study Open Data Open Source

OECD’s SIS-CC .Stat Suite goes Open Source with Datopian

May 12, 2020 by Audrey Lobo-Pulo With a long history in statistical software, the SIS-CC, under the OECD secretariat, recently launched the .Stat Suite in open source. To meet the challenges in making this transition, they turned to Datopian for their foresight, experience and expertise. Our CEO, Paul Walsh, spoke with the OECD’s SIS-CC community […]

Case Study Open Data ScottishCitiesAlliance

Scottish Cities Alliance progressing towards Smart Cities with Datopian

May 5, 2020 by Audrey Lobo-Pulo As the Scottish Cities Alliance invest in new technologies to create ‘Scotland’s eighth city – the smart city’ to accelerate and transform service delivery, Datopian’s open source, collaborative and custom developed modules made it a top choice for future projects. Established in 2011, the Scottish Cities Alliance is a […]

COVID-19 Open Data

How Open Data can help build Resilient Communities

April 29, 2020 by Audrey Lobo-Pulo, Gift Egwuenu As open data continues to play a pivotal role in supporting the response to the covid-19 crisis, Datopian spoke with Open Data NZ’s, Paul Stone, on the extraordinary work they’re doing in supporting open data to address real world challenges. Audrey: Welcome Paul, it’s great to have […]


Release: Subscribe to CKAN datasets

April 28, 2020 by Irio Musskopf We are releasing a new service where people can get notified when datasets change. We believe we can build better products through collaboration. Following past examples, we are now open-sourcing a new project: Data Subscriptions. With Data Subscriptions, you can deploy CKAN instances and allow users to get notified […]