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SEARCH for big datasets on
Open Data portals

With the Datarismus search engine, you will be able to search Open Data portals across the world to find rich and relevant datasets.

Public organizations are handling more data than ever before. To maximize its usefulness, and for increased transparency, these organizations make their data available on their Open Data portal. These are valuable resources for many types of user, including:

  • Engaged citizens;
  • Decision makers and planners;
  • Business strategists; and
  • Data scientists.

To gain a better handle on the data that’s out there, the Datarismus search engine is being developed. This will allow simultaneous searching of a myriad of Open Data portals.

Here is an example of how a dataset will appear in the search results:

City of Guelph - Police occurence data

257k

records
TOPICS
Community Services
FORMATS
FIELDS INCLUDE
ADDRESS
REPORTEDDATE
REPORTEDTIME
DISPATCHTYPE
OCCURRENCETYPE
DISPATCHED
ARRIVED
CLEARED
DELAYTIME
TRAVELTIME
ONSCENETIME
RESPONSETIME
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Published by Guelph Police under the Guelph Open Data License and updated on 11 April 2019.

The features of the search engine will include the ability to:

  • search by keyword, topic, location and/or data format;
  • see the size and detail of each dataset at a glance;
  • order results by relevance or the number of records; and
  • access the publisher's Open Data portal with one click.
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Learn data science skills and techniques that you can apply to real world data

With this tool, you will be able to find Big Data suitable for the application of data science techniques to deliver insights on matters of societal importance.

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