The open source data portal software.

CKAN is a complete out-of-the-box software solution that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available.

CKAN is a fully-featured, mature, open source data portal and data management solution. It provides a streamlined way to make your data discoverable and presentable. Each dataset is given its own page with a rich collection of metadata, making it a valuable and easily searchable resource.

Publish & find datasets

Publish datasets via import or through a web interface. Search by keyword or filter by tags. See dataset information at a glance. Full change history lets you easily undo changes or view old versions.

Store & manage data

Store the raw data and metadata. Visualise structured data with interactive tables, graphs and maps. Get statistics and usage metrics for your datasets. Search geospatial data on a map by area.

Engage with users & others

Federate networks with other CKAN nodes. Theme with CSS or integrate with a CMS like Drupal and WordPress. Build a community with extensions that allow users to comment on and follow datasets.

Customise & extend

Use the API‘s rich programming interface, and benefit from over 60 extensions including link checking, comments, and analytics. CKAN’s open source licence allows you to download and run it for free.

CKAN is currently used by governments and user groups worldwide to power both official and community data portals. CKAN was developed by the non-profit Open Knowledge Foundation to run, a public registry of open knowledge datasets. It now powers more than 40 data hubs around the world, including portals for local, national and international government, such as the UK’s and the European Union’s