Even experts need help sometimes. We have also developed a special set of resources designed to help even the most magical of data wizards get the most out of their data.
Tutorials and Documentation
Our tutorials and documentation are a great place to learn more about how to use some of the more advanced features of the open data portal including APIs.
- CKAN API documentation for our open data portal.
- Using Tableau Public to Analyze Open Data: How to use the OData connector with Tableau to make powerful data visualizations.
- More tutorials coming soon.
We’ve written a series of frequently asked questions to provide answers to your questions about our technology stack, how to provide feedback and proper citation of a dataset, and more details about the project.
Contribute to or Fork Our Projects
We work in the open, and you’re always welcome to help us add to our code base. Check out our GitHub repositories and submit a pull request. Also, if you’ve coded an analysis of our data or written a tool that uses WPRDC data, please add a link to your work to our list of relevant tools and analyses.
We have developed some informative guides to some of our most-popular datasets that go beyond metadata to provide you with background on what’s in the data, how it is created, and things to know before you start using it. We are always adding to our collection of data guides.
No matter how big or small, please contact us if you have a question about using data. We also encourage you to check out our events calendar, as we and our partners offer a number of events and activities designed to help you polish your skills, connect with other data wizards, and stay on top of the latest technologies.