Source code of European Data…

Source code of European Data Portal now available

07/03/2016

The open source architecture of the European Data Portal is now available on GitLab!

 

The long awaited open source code of the European Data Portal version 1 is now available on GitLab. The accompanying documentation provides a comprehensive overview of all the different components of the portal, guidelines and installation manuals.

Here is a short overview of the components that are available:

  • CKAN extensions

Portal’s central metadata (dataset) repository

 

  • Licensing Assistant

Component to provide legal information on (re-)usage of specific datasets

 

  • SPARQL Manager

SPARQL query editor allowing to run SPARQL queries on linked data in the Virtuoso repository

  • map.apps European Data Portal Bundles

This component provides geospatial visualisations of data that is made available through the portal. I t contains a set of extensions for map.apps. Those extensions and a fully functional app are available that can be used out-of-the-box, specifically developed to meet the setup of the EDP.
NOTE: This component is based on con terra map.apps (proprietary) that enables visualisation of geospatial data and information. It comes with a variety of map tools and provides thematic focus, a graphical configuration interface, supports responsive web-design, i18n internationalization files and client side implementation of the OSGI specification (JavaScript). A map.apps evaluation licence can be requested on demand (check details at the GitLab repository).

 

  • map.apps – CKAN proxy

In order to have access to external services that do not support CORS, a proxy is required for map.apps. This proxy harvests the CKAN API and stores the domains in a whitelist, thus allowing all registered datasets to be proxied.

 

  • Harvester (Metadata Transformer Service)

Single entry point component for harvesting data from multiple data sources in different formats and from different APIs

 

  • Geo-Harvester

Single entry point component for harvesting geospatial data from multiple Geoportals in different formats and from different APIs

 

  • Gazetteer

This is a component providing a geographical dictionary and spatial information.
NOTE: This component uses FME and smart.finder. FME and smart.finder are used by the Gazetteer as a search tool and a universal spatial ETL provider (Extract-Transform-Load) that supports accessing, processing and outputting of all spatial file / database formats and that is used for harvesting the sources for geographical names. A smart.finder evaluation licence or FME evaluation licence can be requested on demand (check details at the GitLab repository).

 

  • MQA

Metadata Quality Assistant: Component to report on the quality of the harvested metadata and to alert helpdesk in case of issues

 

  • Service to connect to MT @ EC Translation Service

MT @ EC is the Machine Translation Services of the European Commission used for translation of the metadata into all of the supported languages by the portal. The service that connects to MT @ EC is published as open source.

 

 

 

Important note:

Only the source code for the updated or modified open source components is provided. There are no installers / installation programmes included here. The reader should refer to the standard installation process for each open source component, as published on GitLab.

 

City/Location: Europe

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