Data.ca.gov Open Data Publisher Guide Contents

California’s Open Data Portal is a freely available resource for state departments, agencies, boards, and commissions.

The Open Data portal is an easy way to publish data for consumption by the public and other state agencies. Follow the links below to learn more:

Data Prioritization

Learn how to prioritize what data to publish

Data.ca.gov Account Roles and Hierarchy

Understanding the different Data.ca.gov roles for Government Entities

Preparing Data for Publication

Ensure that your data is properly formatted for publication

Creating Metadata and a Data Dictionary

Meet the data.ca.gov’s metadata and data dictionary standards

Data Publishing Process

A downloadable step-by-step guide to uploading a dataset to data.ca.gov