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What indexes of data sets are available for searching?

asked 17 Jan '11, 13:54

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CKAN (Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network): http://ckan.net/

CKAN is an open registry of datasets ("packages"). CKAN and its associated tools aim to make it easy to find, use and share data in a scalable way.

Over 1600 entries (as of 16/01/2011) covering world-wide open and non-open datasets.

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answered 17 Jan '11, 14:09

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edited 17 Jan '11, 20:00

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@kitwallace: hope you won't me reworking your text a bit :)

(17 Jan '11, 20:00) rgrp ♦♦

Of course not - you should take the karma too - cheeky of me to add CKAN at all :-)

(17 Jan '11, 22:45) kitwallace

data.gov.uk is a partial index of open UK government data. I think it's actually a partial view over content in CKAN?

OKFN also host a List of European Open Data Catalogues

I think that data stored in Google spreadsheets is searchable? You can also search for queries that folk have made on to google spreadsheets using queries of the form:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=university+site:spreadsheets.google.com/tq

To look at the spreadsheet being queried, use the key in a URL of the form:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=KEY

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answered 17 Jan '11, 14:33

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edited 17 Jan '11, 14:46

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http://data.gov.uk is powered by the CKAN software but at the moment is running on a separate db from the main CKAN instance at http://ckan.net/. BTW, there are now almost 28 CKAN instances around the world -- see http://wiki.okfn.org/ckan/instances. We have a new meta-search that searches all these CKANs and other cataloges http://opendatasearch.org (not quite officially launched so please don't announce yet!)

(17 Jan '11, 19:29) rgrp ♦♦

Data for Neighbourhoods and Regeneration (Data4nr.net) catalogues datasets that are "available for targeting, monitoring, priority setting and performance management at a neighbourhood level."

Datasets are catalogued according to theme. Themes include:

  • Population
  • Deprivation & income
  • Employment
  • Economy & enterprise
  • Education & skills
  • Health & disability
  • Housing & households
  • Crime & community
  • Environment
  • Access & transport
  • Geographies & benchmarking

Links to datasets relating to National Indicators are also provided.

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answered 20 Jan '11, 19:18

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I believe that pretty much all data4nr data has been merged into data.gov.uk.

(22 Jan '11, 00:16) rgrp ♦♦

Take a look at Open Data Directory, which now indexes over 20K datasets from many sources.

Another tool is opendatasearch.org.

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answered 12 Apr '11, 19:33

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The Guardian datastore has an index

There is also a search over world-wide government data

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answered 17 Jan '11, 15:11

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We have a bunch of data sets indexed at Infochimps, as well as a large number of them accessible via API...

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answered 13 Apr '11, 22:01

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d8taplex is an index of time series data gathered from a number of government sites. There are >300k time series indexed by the tables they are found in (excel, html or text).

Update: now >1MM time series.

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answered 14 Apr '11, 05:12

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edited 19 May '11, 14:23

Zanran is a search engine whose results listings point to documents (PDFs, HTML, etc) that contain numerical data tables: http://www.zanran.com/q/

Indexing is based in part on text surrounding embedded tables/images.

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answered 24 May '11, 11:27

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Thanks these are the best sources though you need to register and search by individual data tables which contains full ownership details

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