Formats and Licenses

Data formats

Data can be downloaded in a wide variety of formats. The figure shows the formats in GovData, the data portal for Germany (status 27.7.2018).

Popular data formats

Different file formats and tips for their use are given in the tutorial on file formats.

A further diagram indicates under which licenses the open data in OpenGovData is stored.

Common Licenses

Statements on licenses and terms of use are dealt with in the course unit on Open Data.

Both are important aspects for the later use of the open data. This will be discussed again in the chapter "Open Data".

Main article: OpenData