Why must Open Data be so complicated?

Open Data simple

One of Open Data frustrating things is the display of dataset source files without any visualization. Lots of citizens are not familiar with tech language such as Shapefile, JSON, CSV… and accessing file download links with no other explanation is quite harsh.

“Cool! This dataset about schools seems interesting. But what is it really about? What does it mean? How can I use it? Why would I download this file for?…”

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