Meta-data for data.gov.uk datasets
A dataset of all the meta-data for all of the datasets available through the data.gov.uk service. This is provided as a zipped CSV or JSON file.
On 12/1/2015 the organizations of the CSV was changed:
Before this date, each dataset was one line, and resources added as numbered columns. Since a dataset may have up to 300 resources, it ends up with 1025 columns, which is wider than many versions of Excel and Libreoffice will open. And the uncompressed size of 170Mb is more than most will deal with too. It is suggested you load it into a database, ahandle it with a python or ruby script, or use tools such as Refine or Google Fusion Tables.
After this date, the datasets are provided in one CSV and resources in another. On occasions that you want to join them, you can join them using the (dataset) "Name" column. These are now manageable in spreadsheet software.
You can also use the standard CKAN API if you want to search or get a small section of the data. Please respect the traffic limits in the API: http://data.gov.uk/terms-and-conditionsRead More
|Added to data.gov.uk||09/02/2010|
|Geographic coverage||Overseas, Global, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)|
|Update frequency||As needed|
|Temporal coverage||No value|