Open Duka FAQ
Open Duka is a tool that visualises relationships of Kenyan entities.
Entities include people, organisations, companies, committees, institutions, agencies, you name it.
Yes! Open Duka is completely free to use and available for reuse from our Github repository.
Open Duka is licensed under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) license.
You are free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
However, you have to provide appropriate attribution to Open Duka and indicate if you’ve made any changes to the work. You can copy/paste the following code to your website or blog to use:
<div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" about="http://openduka.org/"><span property="dct:title">Open Duka</span> (<a rel="cc:attributionURL" property="cc:attributionName" href="http://openduka.org/openinstitute.com">Open Institute</a>) / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/">CC BY-NC 3.0</a></div>
From its simplest meaning, duka is a place of meeting, a place of exchange.
The data that’s currently available was scraped from the Kenya gazette, Hansards, World Bank contracts, NSE listed companies and procurement websites. We’re working hard on incorporating more information from different sources soon.
Open Duka can be used to mainly show connections of interest. The data can be downloaded freely and be referenced to, through the use of the API or the embed code.
Go ahead and click the embed visualisation button at the bottom of the visualisation on a page and copy the embed code generated. The visualisation will be shown as it appears on Open Duka page. This means that, even as the connections are increased for the particular entity, they will also show on your blog automatically.
PHP was used for scripting, MySQL was used to store the data and jQuery to generate the visual images. The code is available from our Github repository.
We’re glad you asked. You can contribute to the project in the following ways:
- Build the code
- Incorporate your data
- Tell a story
- Give us your feedback
You can contact us easily using our feedback form, send us an email or Tweet us @OpenDuka