Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ]

What are the aims and objectives of the portal?

The main objectives of the portal is to make Nepal’s data accessible online perpetually so that user can easily download and use it for their own purpose without any restriction. The aim of this portal is to harvest the maximum number of scattered data at centralized space in a machine-readable format by backing the open data philosophy.

Who can contribute and use these data?

Public agencies, civil societies, INGOs, development partners, researchers, journalists, students etc can register, contribute and use these data for visualisations, researchers, apps, services etc according to the open licenses provided by the publisher.

What are the sources of these datasets?

The datasets published at Open Data Nepal portal are harvested from different public agencies working under the government of Nepal. You can find the list of all official data sources from the organization tab or can suggest datasets.

What are the processes of finding data easily?

You can easily find the datasets you are looking for by filtering the datasets with categories, tags, formats, organizations, licenses, and groups.

How can I use these data?

You can use the datasets available in the portal for both commercial and non-commercial purpose without any legal and technical restriction. But do remember to mention the proper attribution according to the licences provided by the publisher.

What are the types of data format?

The data can be available in different formats like CSV, TSV, KML, XLS, XML, JSON, RDF etc.

What are the recommended licenses for data publication?

Use of open data licenses is highly recommended for the data publication. You can find more about the recommended licenses from the Open Definition:

Whom to contact for any queries and suggestions?

The portal is initiated and managed by Open Knowledge Nepal. You can write us atl for any kinds of queries and suggestions.

API and Integration

You can use the CKAN API by following the documentation: