Publish Any Kind of Data as a Data Package
You can publish all and any kind of data as Data packages. It's as simple as 1-2-3:
- Get your data together
- Add a
datapackage.jsonfile to wrap those data files up into a useful whole (with key information like the license, title and format)
- [optional] Share it with others, for example, by uploading the data package online
1. Get your data together
Get your data together in one folder (you can have data in subfolders of that folder too, if you wish).
2. Add a datapackage.json file
datapackage.json is a small file in JSON format that describes
your dataset. You'll need to create this file and then place it in the
directory you created.
Don't worry if you don't know what JSON is - we provide some tools such as Data Package Creator that can automatically create your this file for you.
There are 2 options for creating the
Option 1: Use the online datapackage.json creator tool - just answer a few questions and give it your data files and it will spit out a datapackage.json for you to include in your project
Option 2: Do it yourself - if you're familiar with JSON you can just create this yourself. Take a look at the Data Package tutorial.
3. Put the data package online
Recommended reading: Find out how to use Frictionless Data software to improve your data publishing workflow in our new and comprehensive Frictionless Data Field Guide.