About the catalogue
The City of Red Deer Open Data Catalogue uses OGDI DataLab version 6, an open-source cloud-based Open Data Catalogue. This
codebase represents an update to the original open-source framework released by
Microsoft Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI). OGDI has 3 main components:
Data Service: a fully-functional API allowing programmatic access
to the data. It serves up data using a number of different formats such as XML (oData/ATOM),
KML, JSON, and JSONP that can be queried by variety of technologies & software.
Data Browser: a web interface to the data service with a visual
way to browse, query, interact with and download data. It includes mapping & charting
capabilities for slicing/dicing & visualizing geographic datasets.
Data Loader: a software utility used to import the data into the
catalogue from CSV and KML formats. Users can load data from a client machine or
also create a command-line access to load datasets dynamically from databases