Data | Drupal Government Day
Get the latest scoop on DC.Gov, the District’s official web portal.
In 2009, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer embarked on an ambitious project to modernize DC.Gov. Its goals included moving off an antiquated CMS, migrating over 100 sites to a new information architecture that is more citizen centric, implementing a new design, bridging the digital divide through the deployment of a mobile platform, facilitating the use of Web 2.0 features, and making the creation and publication of content easier and more efficient by District agencies. In 2011, we adopted Drupal 7, moving away from a commercial CMS that was the original solution.
Data.gov is a key partner in an initiative called the Open Government Platform, which aims to build an open data platform for the world, almost exclusively based on Drupal. Find out how data.gov is leveraging Drupal to accomplish the important functions of a data catalog, including search, dataset workflow management, and social feedback.
MAX Collect simplifies the process of collecting data within agencies of the federal government. Through MAX Collect, participants enter their data into a shared database, using this customizable data collection tool.
In an effort to provide an intuitive navigation of the large the datasets gathered. MAX introduced faceted searching of it's data collections.
What you'll learn
- How MAX uses a variety of open source tools to offer customizable data collections to federal agencies
- How Drupal is used within MAX to present data collection in MAX
Displaying data with a map can help people understand how it all fits together and how it can directly impact them and where they live. Learn about the open source tools that can make your data come alive. We'll demonstrate some of the current tools as well as discuss the architecture used in the recently launched County Health Rankings site.
- Tools and technologies to create maps
- Resources to help visualizing your data
- Common challenges you may face
We'll take an in-depth, technical look at the challenges of migrating external data into Drupal. Working from a live example, we'll use Drupal 7's Migrate module to pull data into a Drupal site.
This will be a technical session designed to help you solve your own data migration problems.
Topics will include:
- Migration strategies for Drupal 7.
- Why the Migrate module rocks.
- The Migrate UI.
- Preparing data for migration.
- Defining source data for migration.
- Defining target objects for migration.
- Migrating nodes, users and taxonomy terms.
- Handling Drupal fields.
- Extending Migrate module.
- Using Drush with Migrate.
The session will examine a real-world scenario involving an Oracle-to-Drupal migration.
This session will describe how to incorporate BIRT reports into Drupal. BIRT (Business Intelligence Reporting Tools) is an open source business intelligence tool thar produces robust reporting from almost any type of data source. In this session you will learn how to:
1) Install and use the BIRT Report Designer and BIRT Runtime Engine
2) Install and use JavaBridge to allow Drupal to work with the BIRT Runtime Engine
3) Install and use the BIRTOS module for Drupal
4) Create BIRT reports that will display on Drupal
After two years of publishing data on Data.ED.gov and Partner.HUD.gov using Drupal, we've distilled down our best practices into a data publishing module called the "Data Visualization Wizard" module. This module helps speed the publishing of data from Excel / CSV spreadsheet and create a summary view with a geographic map, pie and bar charts, a filterable/searchable listing, CSV downloadable open data and detail pages of each element. At this session, you'll learn how to obtain and use this module to upload data and create data visualizations such as Investing in Innovation (http://data.ed.gov/grants/oii/2011/investing-in-innovation) in your Drupal solution.
This module is available on drupal.org at: http://drupal.org/project/datavizwiz
You have great content on your agency’s website, but can visitors find what they’re looking for?
Site search is a strategic asset that you need to make sure the public can easily find your agency’s official information. The panel will discuss how USASearch makes it easy for you to offer a commercial-grade search experience on any government site at no cost (that’s free).
During this case study, the panel will discuss how you can leverage USASearch and its Drupal module to deliver fast, relevant search results. They will also provide a live demo of current Drupal sites (e.g., Commerce.gov and WhiteHouse.gov) using USASearch.
Attendees will learn
1) Understand the importance providing a fast, relevant site search
2) Learn how to leverage USASearch and its Drupal module to provide site search on their government site—at no cost.