[wdmmg-dev] Modelling data for OpenSpending

Carlos Figueiredo carlosmiguelfigueiredo at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 08:43:12 UTC 2011


Definitily a step forward, specially for people like me who don't
master the json editing.
As complexity rises the possibility to test iteratively is most
valuable, as is the possibility to see the views.

Can't wait to see it in action.



2011/8/18 Friedrich Lindenberg <friedrich.lindenberg at okfn.org>:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 3:59 PM, Martin Keegan <martin.keegan at okfn.org> wrote:
>> The proposed new web UI (by Nick Stenning) is at:
>> http://nickstenning.github.com/openspending.modeleditor/
>> Ideally, it would be useful to be able to:
>> * edit the model iteratively (rather than generate-once)
>> * share models between datasets (many datasets will have identical models,
>> though maybe they shouldn't be separate datasets)
>> * have UI for generating views etc, such that datawranglers get good
>> visualisations out of the box
>> Any thoughts, comments?
> I absolutely love the new UI that Nick has written and think we should
> make it a part of openspending.etl fairly soon. While there is an
> option to just run it without a backend permanently, I think adding a
> backend could be very useful. This would store the model data, manage
> associations between either CSV references or CKAN ResourceIDs and
> allow sharing (and therefore, in the future, possibly versioning) of
> the model.
> I'm not entirely sure how to do that, though. One option is CKAN -
> which, given CORS, could even speak directly to the frontend. The
> advantage here is also that we do have JS client lib for CKAN. Another
> option is adding a DB backend to OS/ETL with the advantage that we can
> have nice model URLs, and develop a more custom process.
> Either way: this is really good & helpful.
> - Friedrich
> ps. GitHub just integrated this nice JS editor, Ace. If that supports
> JSON - why not make Ace "advanced mode" in the model editor?
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