[ckan-discuss] Drupal modules

Colin Calnan colin at raisedeyebrow.com
Fri Jul 8 16:53:10 BST 2011


when developing http://datadotgc.ca I built a robust Drupal-CKAN integration module with the help of Sean Burlington from data.gov.uk and the guys at CKAN. It hasn't been released but it's definitely something that could be.. I'd be willing to try to get this module submitted or collaborate with the author of the existing Drupal module to get a working v1.0 up and available for download. 

The module was built to work with V1 of the API on a customized version of CKAN. It had some modifications made to work with V2, but would have to be further modified to make it more generic. It will also need a Drupal 7 branch.

You can find out more about the project here - http://blog.raisedeyebrow.com/2010/04/datadotgc-ca-a-drupal-case-study/ 

I'll also get myself into those Drupal groups and see if anyone is interested in helping.

Lin, if you want to point some of the excited people in my direction I'm sure I can help them get started. The blog post above is also a great place to start.

I've also developed and released an OGDI module that uses creates a CCK field to pull in data and mapping information from a Microsoft OGDI data instance - http://www.datadotgc.ca/dataset/location_of_historic_buildings_in_edmonton. The module is available at http://drupal.org/project/ogdi_field


On 2011-07-08, at 5:14 AM, Lin Clark wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just noticed the discussion on the list... I was wondering, is there any central coordination of the efforts that CKAN is putting into Drupal?
> I ask because there is a module that says it "is the only CKAN-endorsed Drupal module." It is still a sandbox project, not a full project. 
> http://drupal.org/sandbox/very_random_man/1088910
> However, two other modules were recently posted as well which say they are official. One of them is a full project, the other is a sandbox (without code).
> http://drupal.org/project/ckan
> http://drupal.org/sandbox/carinadigital/1210486
> It is great to have all these projects, but right now there isn't a clear way to interact with the projects.
> If there is a plan, it might be worth posting a message to the relevant groups on http://groups.drupal.org. This will help you find other contributors, many of whom have extensive experience with the Drupal APIs (I personally would be happy to be an early user and post/review patches). It will also make clear to the community what functionality they have access to at this point and what they can get excited about for the future.
> http://groups.drupal.org/opendata-working-group
> http://groups.drupal.org/semantic-web
> If you need help figuring out good ways to engage the Drupal community, I'd be happy to be part of a discussion. I know a number of people are quite excited for this integration, so I think it could get community support.
> Best,
> Lin
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