Publishing Open Data is but one step in your data management journey - it’s about
understanding how all the parts of your organization gather data and developing the
standards that make it high quality data. It’s about mapping your real life processes to
online workflows. It’s making your data not only available, but easy-to-use, so you can
build data-driven applications, make evidence-based policy decisions, and help community
organizations get the information they need to support the public.
Our Products and Services for Government
We’ll work closely with your team to design, develop, or improve your Data Management
program. Whether you’re looking to solve a specific problem or just don’t know where to
start, we can help surface your needs and challenges, align stakeholders around your goals,
and create step-by-step plans to help you achieve your mission.
Learn more about your data sources, data publishers, and data consumers. We’ll engage your
users at all levels in research sessions that surface their needs and priorities, develop
personas, map your user stories, and provide gap analyses that help you build a roadmap. We
design processes and interfaces, collect feedback from users, create and facilitate
usability tests, and provide recommendations that help you structure upcoming work. We’ll
help you involve all the parts of your Open Data program, so you can move everyone toward
Security and compliance
We go beyond government compliance standards to create true security standards and solutions
that keep our government services safe for our institutions and our citizens. Our security
team makes security agile, able to anticipate and adapt to the latest threats and
continually be creating the best safeguards against those threats, so you can feel secure
with your technology solution.
Data Standards and Implementation
We’ll work with you to develop standards that help you make your data more useful internally
and for the public. Our team has extensive experience creating open data standards for
general and domain specific data. We specialize in an approach called “Frictionless Data,”
essentially separating the raw data completely from its file format, validating it against
standards, and packaging it “data packages” that allow it to move seamlessly between tools
And our tools allow you to map your data against the standards you select and see
cell-by-cell where uploaded data doesn’t match your standards, so you can tidy up your data
through our easy-to-use interface. The tool will then output your checked data as a data
package, making it seamlessly compatible with your portal, immediately available via API,
and easily integratable with any other data aligned with your standards.
May it be an internal enterprise data catalog or a traditional open data portal, Datopian DMS
has it covered. It supports robust, standards-compliant metadata options, resources in
almost any format, powerful search, permissions and group options, data harvesting from
other sources, extensive API options, and much more. Our solutions are configurable,
extensible, and even customizable to meet your exact needs.
Data Analysis Tools
Automatically create a dashboard of beautiful visualizations using our tools that read your
data packages to generate beautiful charts and graphs. Or visualize your data on a map with
relevant geographic breakdowns and options for viewing by any filter you choose. Feed your
fiscal data into our tool that generates the most common, valuable visualizations for your
budget and spending. Or create a bespoke dashboard, chart, graph, or map that helps analyze
and interpret your data in any way you need.
Support, Maintenance, and Helpdesk
Our support packages include hosting, regular upgrades, 24/7 security and incident monitoring
and response, on demand consulting and development hours, and helpdesk services that give
you direct access to our team.
Training and Onboarding
We’ll help all your stakeholders understand what makes data Open Data, why it matters, where
it comes from, and how it gets used. We provide training in Open Data best practices -
borrowing heavily from leading schools of thought at GovEx and School of Data, using your tools, and using your
We’ll help you onboard new agencies, from giving them the information they need to join your
program to migrating their data to building the processes they need to participate.
Agile, Open Source Engineering
Working with our team provides the efficiency of our out-of-the-box solutions, combined with
the flexibility of custom development. Our team uses Agile processes to ensure transparency,
adaptability, and collaboration on our work, taking into account stakeholder feedback,
shifting needs, and new discoveries to build solutions that meet your exact needs.
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