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).
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.
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