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Socrata is a company that provides social data discovery services for opening government data.

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CKAN vs. Socrata

CKAN is sponsored by OKFN and runs data.gov, 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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How do I download a Socrata graph or map definition I have created?

When I create a custom view, a map, chart, graph or report, and save it, the definition of that view is stored somewhere on Socrata. How is the definition stored? Is it a schema? How can I download ...
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What kind of spreadsheet/application are the Socrata datasets built on?

I have yet to see another online service for viewing spreadsheets that works as seamlessly as the Socrata sets. It seems no matter how much data or how many rows there are - it is always consistently ...
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Get metadata from all datasets on Socrata

Socrata.org gives a possibility to browse all datasets that are published by their customers with their API via Open Data Network. I'd like to collect metadata such as: Dataset size Number of rows ...
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How to search multiple tags in a Socrata site?

You can find all datasets in a socrata site like this: /data/?tags=parking How can you find datasets that match one of several tags (OR)? This doesn't work: /data/?tags=parking&tags=footpaths
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Contains filter in SODA2 API call

Is there any way to use the contains() filter in a SODA2 API call. Something like this, but I get a response saying the query is too complex - http://data.cityofchicago.org/resource/4ijn-s7e5.json?$...
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How do I escape a single quote in a Socrata SODA 2 API call?

I'd like to request a query that includes a single quote '. http://data.cityofchicago.org/resource/xh8b-g55w.json?$where=license_description="Caterer's Liquor License"&$limit=1 returns { "code"...
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How do I escape an ampersand in a Socrata SODA 2 API call?

How do I escape & in a Socrata SODA 2 API call? For example, http://data.cityofchicago.org/resource/xh8b-g55w.json?$where=license_description='Special Event Beer & Wine'&$limit=1
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DDL - Socrata - Grant of Rights

The terms of use of Socrata “grant of rights” clause caught my attention as it gives Socrata and its affiliates unlimited rights over what users submit to the DB: A. Grant of Rights. During the ...