OGPL’s initial release will contain the essential features for a government to establish an open data capability. It is expected, using open source methodologies, that the global developer community will continue to expand and evolve the initial release to bring in improvements and new functionality. Initially, OGPL will provide governments the ability to:
- Publish government data, documents, apps, tools & services from multiple departments within a government
- Build on Web 2.0 open-source technologies with low-cost scalable infrastructure
- Engage Citizens in their open data initiatives for better understanding of their needs
- Provide publicly available application programming interfaces (APIs) and other tools to add external software modules for data visualization, wizards, and other purposes
- Create data-rich community spaces around topics of national priorities and international interest
- Empower end-users to share datasets via social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
OGPL product has following 4 (four) main components:
- OGPL Web site – Module for Governments and their agencies to publish datasets, documents, services, tools and applications collected by them for public use.
- Data Management System (DMS) - Module for user management of various agencies who can upload datasets which will be available on the front end website.
- Content Management System (CMS) – Module for managing and updating various functionalities of the OGPL frontend.
- Visitor Relationship Management (VRM) – Module for collating and disseminating viewer feedback on various datasets.