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Data.gov.au aka MAGDA Update

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#1

The Open Data team at the DTA has been collaborating with Data61/CSIRO on MAGDA.

MAGDA is a modern platform built to power a new generation of data portals. Its goal is to improve on the existing data.gov.au portals and management solutions in a number of areas:

  • Discoverability of high-quality and relevant data (particularly through search)
  • Automatic derivation, repair and/or enhancement of data and metadata
  • Seamless federation across multiple data sources
  • Collaboration between data providers and users, as well as between users themselves
  • Visualisation of data in the medium that best suits it - allowing easily customisable visualisations rather than text-based tables.
  • An ecosystem that allows extensions in any programming language
  • An easy installation and setup process

MAGDA is a solution for any problem that involves a collection or collections of datasets that need to be searched over, discussed and/or viewed in a single place. It doesn’t matter what format the data is in, how well-formed the metadata is, where the data is stored or in how many places, MAGDA can either work with it or be extended to do so.


#2

Thanks Adam, you can also see MAGDA in action at https://search.data.gov.au/

It’s not quite latest build, but it’s not too far off, and gets updated about once a week.