Today, Plenar.io released a new feature that allows you to add your own data sets to Plenar.io.
Plenar.io was conceived as a centralized hub for open datasets from around the country. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, and led by a team of prominent open data scientists, researchers, and developers, it is a collaborative, open-source solution to the problems inherent to the rapid growth in government data portals.
Today, the team added a new feature that allows people to submit their own datasets to be used by Plenar.io. Currently, Plenar.io is able to accept any URL to a comma separated value (CSV) or link to a dataset on a Socrata data portal (like data.cityofchicago.org) that has fields with the following attributes:
- Unique id: a field that is guaranteed to contain a unique number for every row in the dataset, even if rows are updated
- Observation date: a date or datetime field for each observation
- Latitude/Longitude or Location: either two fields with latitude and longitude , or a single field with both of them formatted (latitude, longitude)