1.1 Functional features
Pristina Municipality has developed the Open Data Platform in three languages (Albanian, Serbian and English) to be easy to use by all visitors.
This section has visualizations on Revenues, Expenditures, Budget and Comparisons between Own Source Revenues and Capital Expenditures realized by the Municipality.
The dataset is the main section of the Portal, where users may find all information opened by Prishtina Municipality in reusable formats.
When a dataset is selected from the catalog, all information related to it is shown, such as metadata, historical revisions (if any), available formats and the available actions.
All the resources in the dataset catalog can be downloaded, in some cases previews are also allowed as well as accessed via the API.
The preview tool allows showing the information in tables. XLS and XLSX can also be previewed using Excel Online.
The information is classified in 14 topics: City, Mayor, Administration, Education, Urbanism, Health and Social Well Being, Economy, Agriculture, Culture, Sports, Property, Infrastructure Investments, Procurement, Environment.
1.5 About this site
All relevant information about Open Data Prishtina portal is listed in the drop-down menu ‘About site’, leading to 2 different pages:
About the project: where you can find information regarding the project
Portal Features: Information about the functionalities and the technical features of the portal.
2.0 Technical features
Prishtina Municipality Open Data Platform has been developed with a mixed installation of CKAN and Open Spending on Ubuntu with docker. The installed version of CKAN is 2.7.0.
CKAN is the world’s leading open-source data portal platform.
CKAN is a complete out-of-the-box software solution that makes data accessible and usable – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data (including storage of data and provision of robust data APIs). CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available.
CKAN is used by governments and user groups worldwide and powers a variety of official and community data portals including portals for local, national and international government, such as the UK’s data.gov.uk and the European Union’s publicdata.eu, the Brazilian dados.gov.br, Dutch and Netherland government portals, as well as city and municipal sites in the US, UK, Argentina, Finland and elsewhere.
CKAN extensions have been installed:
scheming (open license): This extension provides a way to configure and share CKAN schemas using a JSON schema description.
fluent (open license): This extension provides a way to store and return multi-language fields in CKAN datasets, resources, and organizations.
officedocs (open license): Functionality for previewing Microsoft Office documents.
pdfview (open license): Functionality for previewing pdfs.
googleanalytic (open license): extension to integrate Google Analytics data into CKAN.
In addition to these extensions, the developers of the Portal have used: