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Open Knowledge (formerly Open Knowledge Foundation) is a worldwide nonprofit organization that promotes open knowledge, including open content and open data.

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Is there any way to get a package's resource's field names/datatypes with downloading the entire resource?

The CKAN <site>/api/3/action/package_show API provides a lot of metadata, but for tabular (row-column) resources I don't see any way to get the field names and datatypes other than by reading ...
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What is the status of OKFN's Open Product Data project?

Open Product Data (also known as Product Open Data) is a project run by OKFN. Its main goal is to build a public database of product data. There are already several questions and answers related to ...
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How can I download the Product Open Data database?

I am wanting to find a worldwide open nutritional database. I know there have been questions about this before and the answers all refer to USDA's Agricultural Research Service and OKFN's Open ...
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Open Product Data sources and importing into SQL

I'm trying to import the .sql file from Open Product Data, the POD Database Dump. The site recommends to use BigDump, but when I try to run the php script from BigDump in my localhost, I'm getting ...
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CKAN vs. Socrata

CKAN is sponsored by OKFN and runs, so what would be the benefits of switching to Socrata? Negatives? I'm partial to staying in line with OKFN, but I admit that its completely biased and I am ...
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