About dataopen.eu

dataopen.eu is a search engine for open data published by governments. dataopen.eu enables users to discover information "hidden" in open data by indexing the full contents of open data files. On the contrary, other open data portals search only metadata and not the actual open data files.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is open data?

Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. For more information read Wikipedia article on open data.

Where does dataopen.eu get its data?

dataopen.eu gets its data from multiple European open data portals via their open Web APIs.

Is there an API?

Yes, there is a simple REST API. Please check out the API documentation.

Is it legal to search open data?

Yes, because dataopen.eu uses only open data which have no restrictions by definition. For more information, read the Wikipedia article on open data.

Who owns/maintains dataopen.eu?

Dr Vangelis Banos owns and maintains dataopen.eu as a personal research project since 2015.

How do I send feedback/bug reports about dataopen.eu?

Please contact the creator and maintainer of dataopen.eu, Dr Vangelis Banos.