Re: Public Data Catalog Priorities and Demand

Excellent - this looks great. I guess one of the main features I'd
really like to see in CKAN is one that Delicious currently has, which
allows you to query for, e.g. 'open data':

Then add 'statistics':

Then add 'uk':

I think this is a really nice way of browsing, allowing for
serendipitous discovery (with suggestions of related tags on the right
hand side) as well as a simple URL structure.

Best wishes,


On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Richard Cyganiak <> wrote:
> Hi Jonathan,
> On 21 Dec 2009, at 10:24, Jonathan Gray wrote:
>> FYI, we are currently looking at different ways of visually
>> representing the CKAN data (for - from tag clouds to
>> faceted browsing.
> Small aside: We have a simple faceted browser over the catalog,
> based on Simile Exhibit. It might give you a general idea of the experience
> of faceted browsing over a data catalog. It's here:
> Back to lurk mode...
> Richard
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Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

Received on Monday, 21 December 2009 16:37:54 UTC