The Socrata Open Data Portal enables government leaders to deliver on their transparency and digital government initiatives with unprecedented speed and costs savings. The Portal offers a complete software-as-a- service platform that puts data into people’s hands, including ways to:
• Empower government employees to easily publish data and create information resources to support the delivery of their programs.
• Offer citizens a consumer-friendly web and mobile experience to visualize and share the data that affects their lives.
• Support developer innovation with powerful, easy-to-use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) so they can efficiently reuse the data.
The Socrata Open Data Portal includes a complete suite of turnkey software services designed to simplify the entire data lifecycle, from capture and collection to distribution and consumption:
Socrata DataSpace: An elastic cloud-based data storage, indexing, and retrieval service that simplifies data management and automatically optimizes access for a wide variety of data sources.
Socrata Data Publishing Services: Easy-to- use tools for publishing and updating data from spreadsheets, file systems and transactional databases, including real-time automated publishing.
Data Discovery and Visualization:
Consumer-friendly interfaces that make it easy to discover data, explore it online, visualize it with charts and maps, and share it with others.
The Socrata Open Data API (SODA): An open, standards-based API that automatically provides RESTful access and an expressive query language for every dataset.
Socrata Open Data Federation Services: A game-changing technology that enables two or more organizations to exchange and aggregate their data, with one click.
The Socrata Data Player: A web widget that allows government agencies to embed live data, maps, and charts on their agency websites.
Socrata Data Analytics: Real-time analytics on usage, distribution and traffic patterns for each dataset in the Open Data Portal.
Socrata Mondara: Extends the open data experience to geospatial data that was previously only accessible to GIS experts.
Socrata Open Extensions for Esri ArcGis 10:
Easily Integrates maps from an Esri environment into the Open Data Portal in order to allow GIS professionals to leverage their existing assets and infrastructure, while giving citizens a unified open data experience.
Socrata Open Data Portal has not been reviewed by any customers.
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