DSPL: Dataset Publishing Language

Describe your data to enable powerful visualizations

DSPL is the Dataset Publishing Language, a representation language for the data and metadata of datasets. Datasets described in this format can be processed by Google and visualized in the Google Public Data Explorer.

Features

  • Use existing data: Just add an XML metadata file to your existing CSV data files
  • Powerful visualizations: Unleash the full capabilities of the Google Public Data Explorer, including the animated bar chart, motion chart, and map visualization
  • Linkable concepts: Link to concepts in other datasets or create your own that others can use
  • Multi-language: Create datasets with metadata in any combination of languages
  • Geo-enabled: Make your data mappable by adding latitude and longitude data to your concept definitions. For even easier mapping, link to Google's canonical geographic concepts.
  • Fully open: Freely use the DSPL format in your own applications

Getting Started

  • For a step-by-step guide to creating a DSPL dataset, read the tutorial.
  • Check out the developer guide.
  • For answers to the most common questions and problems, read the FAQ.

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