DKAN Open Data 2017-07-26T12:24:48+00:00

DKAN Open Data

Government data design and development services


CivicActions provides full-scale government DKAN open data services and support:



Data storage/management

Custom Development

Data Migrations

Technical Support

Operations / Maintenance

Data Stories

Front-end Design / Theming

Data Visualization


Security / Compliance

and more

About DKAN


DKAN is the Drupal-based open source data platform that allows governments to publish data to the public, provide visualizations and data stories and create internal analytics dashboards.


  • Publish data through a guided process or import via API/harvesting from other catalogs
  • Customize your own metadata fields

  • Store data within DKAN or on external departmental sites

  • Manage access control, version history with rollback, INSPIRE/RDF support & user analytics

  • Enterprise-quality commercial support and FISMA-certified cloud hosting options available

Data users

  • Explore, search, add, describe, tag, group datasets via web front-end or API

  • Collaborate with user profiles, groups, dashboard, social network integration & comments

  • Use metadata and data APIs, data previews and visualizations


DKAN was identified by U.S. Project Open Data as a “ready-to-use” tool “that will help agencies jump-start their open efforts” and a “real, implementable” solution “developed to significantly reduce the barrier to implementing open data.”

DKAN Features

DKAN offers a comprehensive open data solution for all levels of government:

Metadata, tags, categorization
Topics, taxonomy
User permissions/controls
Data harvesting
Data uploader/store
Engagement, social sharing
Charts, graphs
GIS, maps
Integrated CMS, blogs
Multi-lingual translation
Open source code base
and more


We can help organizations meet the following open data security protocol:

  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
  • Cloud Security Alliance Approved
  • CSA Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR)
  • DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP)
  • ISO 27001
  • SSAE 16 SOC1 (SAS 70)


CivicActions at BADCamp 2017

When the bright minds and positive energy of the Drupal community come together for four days of talks, trainings, and sprints, we want to be there!

Drupal GovCon 2017: Highlights

This year’s Drupal GovCon in Washington, D.C. was a buzz of excitement around all things open, from DevOps to DKAN and more.

CivicActions at DKAN Open Data Summit 2017

CivicActions is hosting the DKAN Summit on August 1 in Washington DC, where open data leaders will discuss how DKAN can help agencies share their government data to positively impact citizen lives.

Learn more

Learn how CivicActions can help serve your organization’s open data efforts.

Contact us