This project is aimed to collect, manage and distribute (small scale) open data.
It started on a 2 day Hackathon on 2014 at Thessaloniki, Greece. It won the 1st place among 15 other projects.
Drupal Distributions provide site features and functions for a specific type of site as a single download containing Drupal core, contributed modules, themes, and pre-defined configuration. They make it possible to quickly set up a complex, use-specific site in fewer steps than if installing and configuring elements individually.
Collecting data is hard. Most of the times data are collected whithout any though to be reusable, easy to restribute etc. With SODA there are several ways to collect data such as through a web interface, rest api and file upload.
If collecting data is hard, managing data may be harder. With all the data being stored in a database there are so many options to edit, delete, publish, clone etc the data in bulk or individually. Database is an advantage when it comes to data manipulation and data conrtol.
By default, SODA provides a ready to use REST API to expose the data as also as options to download whole datasets as files. With the data being stored in the database exporting them is a simple task to complete with Drupal.
SODA could be used by any organization, group of people, company etc that would like to collect, manage and distribute open data. We are mainly focusing to give (public sector) organizations a simple tool to create and share Open Data. There is no location or other type of restriction. The tool is generic and extensible by default.
SODA was build with customization in mind. It can work as a backend for Open Data related tasks, as a Data hub or as a Content Management platform. In any case SODA is made to simplify things with datasets within Drupal.