The Open Source Community
By its very nature, a company that builds solutions for opening up data to the public would be remiss if they did not embrace open source to the fullest. Socrata is a proud user of open source solutions, our engineers are active contributors to many open source projects, and as a company we contribute and adhere to open standards around our data and meta-data.
Open Standards for Open Data
Socrata supports a wide array of data and metadata formats to ensure that the data layer — the source of value in open data — is always open and interoperable. Some of the open formats we support include JSON, CSV, GeoJSON, DCAT, and data.json.
Extensibility and Interoperability
All data in the Socrata platform is easily accessible by outside tools through open connectors, which have been created by Socrata as well as third-party customers and contributors.