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Marketplace

 

You can find all data offers of the Data Intelligence Hub in the Marketplace.

In the overview you will find

  • a pre-selection of trending data offers
  • a selection of open data offers
  • topic-based categories with the number of offers they contain

The most important information is contained in the brief summary of the offers (tiles):

  • Title
  • Provider
  • Date of update
  • Available formats (csv, geoJSON, JSON, xml, zip, pdf …)
  • Usage fee
  • Term

What you can see as a user in the Marketplace of the Data Intelligence Hub differs according to the user group:

  • When logged-in as a team member of an organization, you can see all Marketplace offers and order them, depending on your user rights.
  • With a Personal account, regardless of whether you belong to the team of a registered organization or have only registered as an individual user, you will see open data offers that are free of charge. In future you will also see commercial data offers. However, you can only order the former.
  • As a user who is not logged in to the Data Intelligence Hub, you will only see open data offers that are free of charge, which you can order after registering.
  • On external versions of the Data Intelligence Hub, such as communal pages, you can download open data offers without registering.

The use of the Marketplace is described below as you would experience it when logged in as a member of an organization – supplemented with notes for personal use.

 

Search data offers

You can find matching offers using a keyword search.

If your search does not return any results,

  • check that you have spelled the search term correctly
  • try it with
    • fewer search terms
    • synonyms
    • a superordinate search term

 

Sorting and filtering data offers

You can sort the results of your search, as well as all offers (“View all”), and refine them by using filters.

Sort by

Use the drop-down menu to sort your search results by relevance, topicality, and popularity.

 

Filters

You can also filter your search results by clicking on a filter above the search results and defining your preferred parameters:

  • Formats, period, topics, license types, region

Set one or more checkmarks in the filter selection menus. Next to each option, the number of corresponding available offers is displayed.

  • More filters
    Depending on the size of your screen, one or more filters can be seen. You can use the “More filters” option to refine very large numbers of results even further. This option can be found on the right-hand side of the filter bar.

 

When you click on “More filters”, an overlay opens containing one or more selection menus so you can filter according to features such as license types, for example. Next to each option, the number of corresponding available offers is displayed. To filter results, set one or more checkmarks next to the properties you would like to use.

 

Time period

With this filter, you can narrow down the search results to a specific time period:

Clicking on the drop-down arrow behind “Time period” opens a calendar view (current month). Define the desired time period by

  • using the arrow buttons to choose the month in the current year and selecting your start and end date in these months.
  • If the time period you are looking for is more than a year long, click on the month – this opens a second, smaller calendar view with months and the current year above it. Use the arrows to move to the year in which the time period begins. Click on the month and then select the day you are looking for from the monthly view.
  • Follow the same process to find the end of the time period – jump to the year in question, click on the month, select the day.

Region

With this filter, you can narrow down the search results to the geographical reference of the data contained within those offers, (geospatial reference). Adjust the slider to the “on” position and the input option will be displayed:

Zoom and move the map which is displayed using your cursor and the “+” and “–” buttons.

Confirm your selection by clicking “Apply”. Click on “Cancel” at the bottom of the overlay to remove all “More filter” settings. The overlay closes, and you are returned to the page with the (if applicable, filtered) offers.

Sorting the filtered results list

You can sort the results list by relevance, topicality, and popularity by clicking on the corresponding entries in the drop-down menu.

Removing and changing filters

Click on the “X” next to a filter to remove it, so that offers without this restriction are again displayed in your results list.

You can remove all other filters by clicking on the “X” next to “More filters”. In order to change just a number of the additional filters, click on “More filters”. The overlay will open again. Here you can adapt all other filters and “Apply” your changes.

Data offers – individual view

The detail view of an offer contains the familiar summary in the upper area:

  • Title
  • Data type (open data, commercial offer …)
  • Provider
  • Date of creation and update
  • Available formats (csv, geoJSON, JSON, xml, zip, pdf …)
  • Usage fee
  • Term

Using the tab navigation, you can find more detailed information on the data offer:

 

Preview (sample data)

 

 

If the data provider supplies sample data, you can switch between different display options here:

  • Table
  • Chart
  • Raw data

 

Table

Here you can see the sample data in the form of a table and can sort the content in ascending or descending order by clicking on the relevant column header.

 

Chart

 

Change the type of chart as required using the drop-down menu above.

You can assign attributes to the chart’s axes as desired using the two additional drop-down menus.

Example: the horizontal X axis displays the sales channel, while the units sold are displayed on the vertical Y axis.

 

 

Add data series
Use this button to add a drop-down menu. There you can select another attribute to display on the Y axis, such as the cost per unit.

 

If you move your cursor over the chart you will see more details on the data points in question.
Data series which have been added can be removed by clicking on the trashcan symbol.

 

Raw data

Under the last tab you will find the the offer’s data in its raw form.

Description

If available, this is where you will find a detailed description of the offer, keywords, subject area, examples of application, and images.

 

Specifics

Here you will find (if supplied by the data provider)

  • files and/or links to documentation
  • a list of the data included in the offer (can be sorted by clicking on the column header)
  • a map in which the data is shown by geographical area
  • information on origin and topicality
  • a reference URL
Access API

If the data contained in the offer can be retrieved via the API, you can do this by clicking on the double arrow at the end of the line.

An overlay will open with the tabs “API explorer” and “Code generator” – your two options for data retrieval.

The retrieval process via the API can be canceled at any time by clicking on the “X” (overlay closes).

 

API explorer
Enter the desired parameters. Generate a preview by clicking on “Submit”.
Is everything as desired? Then simply click the button beneath the preview to copy the API key.

Code generator
The second tab in the API explorer allows you to generate the code required for the client directly. Select the output language in the drop-down menu, then click “Generate client code”.

 

This opens your PC’s open/save file dialog box.

 

Order data

Click on “Order” in the brief summary or detailed view of the data offer. An overlay will lead you through the order process (which you can cancel at any time by clicking on the “X” in the overlay).

  1. Confirm order
    Review the order details. Is everything as desired? Then please click “Confirm”.
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  2. Confirm license
    Check the license agreement.
    With standard licenses, the link icon beside the designation will lead to the associated external info page. In the case of an individual license, a PDF file will open when you click on the link icon. You can download the file if required.
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    Accept the license agreement by activating the checkbox.

 

You can now finish the process by clicking “Confirm” and will then see the
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  1. Usage options
    Decide how you want to use the data from the offer.

 

Using your data

 

Using your personal workspace or a workspace of your organization as a registered user of the Data Intelligence Hub, data ordered in the Marketplace can be

  • opened directly with an analytics tool
  • made available within a workspace for processing
  • or downloaded to your PC or server

 

Login required

Using your personal workspace or a workspace of your organization as a registered user of the Data Intelligence Hub, data ordered in the Marketplace can be

  • opened directly with an analytics tool
  • made available within a workspace for processing
  • or downloaded to your PC or server

If you are registered but not currently logged in, you will have to log in at the top right of the page to be able to use this function.

Don’t have an account yet? Then you will see the “Register to use” button during order placement. This will take you to the registration page in the Data Intelligence Hub.

 

Offer already purchased

 

If you have already purchased the desired data offer, you will be shown information reading “Already ordered” in place of the “Order” button.

Provider profile

Click on the name of the data provider in the brief summary or on the offer details page to open the provider’s profile.

Depending on what information the provider has made available, you will see:

  • a description of the organization and its area of focus
  • other profiles available online and on social media
  • the provider’s organizational units, such as affiliated companies and/or departments
  • a keyword search for all of the organization’s data offers (with various filter and sorting functions)
  • the data provider’s contact person; click on “Get in touch” to open an e-mail in your default e-mail program