The European Data Portal (EDP) beta version was launched in November 2015. Since then, the website got a fresh look several times already, for the last time on 6 March 2020 when the EDP launched version 3.0 of the website.
Examples of what the new version of the EDP includes are:
- A new user interfaces for easier navigation.
- A new and enhanced EDP Home Page that better balances the editorial content and dataset focus/content.
- A Country Insights page that enables users to filter content per country.
- The development and implementation of an API for editorial content, covering use cases, news items, events, etc.
- Ongoing harvesting of portal sources, including non-geo and geo portals, and maintaining existing harvesters.
- The development of an API for editorial content (e.g. the EDP use cases, news items, and events).
- A focus on linked metadata (interlinking metadata sets).
- Enhancing graphical data visualisations and the geo-spatial visualisation services such as city level base maps that are provided by Eurostat.
- Enhancements of the MQA with the use of W3C Data Quality Vocabulary (DQV), introducing a scoring metric and enhancing catalogue reports.
- Implementing a full DCAT-AP native metadata catalogue that makes it easier for users to search for data.
- Implementing a data storage so that datasets can be discoverable on the EDP and data can be stored.