Project Info

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Team Name

Our website brings all the data to the yard

Team Members

4 members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description

Our project is a website database that aims to allow users to search, view, and download raw data which is scraped and cleaned from existing open data portals and catalogs.
The site will compile data from existing individual databases all in one location, saving valuable time when
searching in the field. DataStat will include existing metadata and value added search and usage metrics on each set of raw data and use this to rank the data against similar sets.

Data Story

Our design requires the use of meta data of datasets that have been sourced from CKAN metadata API's. Once the data is acquired an algorithm generates additional metadata from previously un-utilised variables. The data and the metadata are run through statistical analysis software with an integrated visualisation package where it is uploaded to the website for public use.

Evidence of Work


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CKAN development

Description of Use Metadata is communicated to DataStat through API queries. Using the metadata and API as a resource, and the dataset as the core entity, the CKAN module offers a robust framework of dynamic data visualisation on a web interface that is readily available on the DataStat site. Format response is in JSON file. CKAN also implements a log for when metadata is changed, and therefore supports viewing and reverting changes, as well as metadata exchange.

Data Set

weather data QLD

Description of Use Used in conjunction with API scripts and CKAN to generate a new metadata interface

Data Set

Queensland API Data Retrieval

Description of Use API script is used for web query (CKAN, DRUPAL). Its intended use is to interact with open data websites, strip metadata and eliminate anomalies, then host it onto DataStat. Additionally, the user can have access to the API key, and therefore customise its code for personal use. The end product is a dynamic framework of data visualisation through CKAN module, that is interactive and user friendly.

Data Set

Challenge Entries

Bounty: Visualise the Numbers

How can people better view data on GovCMS in visuals?

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge.

Bounty: Making open data more open.

How can open data be presented on to make it easier and friendlier to use? Does this mean making it more similar to using standard search engines, like Google, or something else entirely?

Go to Challenge | 34 teams have entered this challenge.

Science Data Challenge

How might we make discovering and understanding scientific data for a location possible?

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.

Most Commercially Viable Project

Most Commercially Viable Project

Go to Challenge | 12 teams have entered this challenge.