Publish Any Kind of Data as a Data Package

You can publish all and any kind of data as Data packages. It's as simple as 1-2-3:

  1. Get your data together
  2. Add a datapackage.json file to wrap those data files up into a useful whole (with key information like the license, title and format)
  3. [optional] Share it with others, for example, by uploading the data package online

1. Get your data together

Get your data together in one folder (you can have data in subfolders of that folder too, if you wish).

2. Add a datapackage.json file

The datapackage.json is a small file in JSON format that describes your dataset. You'll need to create this file and then place it in the directory you created.

Don't worry if you don't know what JSON is - we provide some tools such as Data Package Creator that can automatically create your this file for you.

There are 2 options for creating the datapackage.json:

Option 1: Use the online datapackage.json creator tool - just answer a few questions and give it your data files and it will spit out a datapackage.json for you to include in your project

Option 2: Do it yourself - if you're familiar with JSON you can just create this yourself. Take a look at the Data Package tutorial.

3. Put the data package online

See the step-by-step instructions for putting your Data Package online.

Recommended reading: Find out how to use Frictionless Data software to improve your data publishing workflow in our new and comprehensive Frictionless Data Field Guide.

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