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Services available for registered portal users

Services available for registered portal users

The Open Government Data Platform India  - data.gov.in – provides following additional features to the registered portal users:

  1. To post blogs
  2. To contribute community apps
  3. To create forum topic
  4. To submit request for API
  5. Suggest/Endorse Datasets
  6. Comment on Blogs and Forum
  7. Visitors Dashboard - To see their Suggested datasets, Blog, Forum topic, Community Application on their respective dashboards
  8. API Key generation and access of API URLs using  API Key

To avail the facilities, first click the Login button on the top right corner of the page.  Enter the username/email and password. Click on login button to login into the portal.

Login Screen

Click on the Create Content tab at the top right corner of the page and select the activity i.e. Blog, Community Application, Contact Data Manager, Forum Topic, you want to do.

Create Content

1.    Create Blog

You can post blogs in the communities available on the Open Government Data Platform India.

Update the appropriate information in each field to post your blog. The following table lists each field with description.

 Table: Description of fields to Create Blog

Field

Description

Title

Give Title of your blog

Body (Edit Summary)

Give the full text here. Click on Edit Summary to give gist of your blog. You can leave it blank to use trimmed value of full text as the summary.

Tag

Give keywords relevant to your blog

Community

Select the relevant community, where you want to post your blog

Blog Image

Upload an image related to your blog. The image must be less than 10 MB

Save (Button)

Save your blog

Preview (Button)

You can see the preview.

 

Create Blog

2.    Create Community Application

Open Government Data Platform India showcases the community apps. You can submit community application developed by you or your team.

Update the appropriate information in each field to post your application on the portal. The following table lists each field with description.

 Table: Description of fields to Create Community Application

Field

Description

Application Name

Give title of your application.

Description

Give description to communicate the functions of your application.

Click on Edit Summary to give gist of your application. You can leave it blank to use trimmed value of full text as the summary.

Sector

Select relevant sector. To add multiple sectors, click on Add Another Item.

App Link

Give link of your hosted app.

Reference URL

Give URL of the resources/data used for your app. To add multiple URLs, click on Add Another Item.

Language

Select Language.

Platform

Select the Platform on which your application is available.

Save

Save your entry.

Community App

3.    Create Forum Topics:

You can start discussions in Communities available on the Open Government Data Platform India  - data.gov.in.

Update the appropriate information in each field to create forum on the portal. The following table lists each field with description.

 Table: Description of fields to Create Forum Topics

Field

Description

Subject

Give topic the subject on which you want to create forum.

Forums

Select the relevant Community.

Body

Give the full text here.

Click on Edit Summary to give gist of your forum. You can leave it blank to use trimmed value of full text as the summary.

What code is in the image?

Enter the characters shown in the image.

Save

Save your forum topic.

Preview

You can see the preview.

 

Forum topic

4.    Submit Request for API:

If you need API for some resource (Dataset), you can submit a request for API. Click on Request API option available on resource description page.

Request Api
 

5.    Suggest or Endorse Datasets

Suggest Dataset

This feature allows registered users to suggest datasets. Click on the Suggest Dataset button (available with every page) and fill the following details:

  • Your Name
  • Your E-mail Address*
  • Suggest the Dataset or App*
  • What do you want to do with data?
  • Source of Data

Note: * Fields are mandatory

Endorse Datasets                                                                   

Click on Suggest or Endorse Datasets option availableon the homepage footer or more button of Recent Suggestions tab toendorse the datasets already suggested by others.

You can select the suggestions sector-wise.  To endorse the suggestion, click on the Thumbs Up icon.

Suggest endorse page

 

6.    Comment on Blog and Forum

Blog:

This feature allows LogIn users to comment on the blogs published under communities. Fill the following fields:

  • Subject
  • Comment*

Note: * Field is mandatory

Blog comment

Forum:

This feature allows LogIn users to comment on the forums published under communities. Fill the following fields:

  • Subject
  • Comment*

Note: * Field is mandatory

Forum Comment

7.    Visitors Dashboard - To see their Suggested datasets, Blog, Forum topic, Community Application on their respective dashboards

      Click on the My Dashboard tab at the top right corner of the homepage for an overview of all your activities.

Select Content Type i.e. Blog, Community Application, Forum Topic, Suggest Dataset for the overview. Click on edit to make changes in your submissions. Delete option is also available. 

8.    API Key generation and access of API URLs using  API Key

To generate your API Click, click on the My Account Icon available on the top right corner of the portal.

My Account

Follow the following instructions:

  • Click on My Account
  • Click on Generate Your API Key option

Generate API

A screenshot of the generated API

Generated Api

Access of API URLs using  API Key

Follow the following steps after clicking on the Catalog available with API:

  • Click on Data API option
  • Data API
  • Click on Datastore API URL
  • API URl
  • The  Datastore API URL will open in the new tab.  Provide your API Key in the URL (Replace YOURKEY written in the URL with the generated API Key)