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Link Digital is a Canberra based digital agency that has been providing quality web design, development and consulting services to an extensive list of government, commercial and non-profit clients since 2001. Over this time, it has developed a sound methodology for determining intrinsic and case specific website requirements, including around information architecture, online strategy and interface design.

Its team has a keen and specialised focus on providing high quality Open Data platforms and has been active in the Open Data Community since early 2012.

Currently, Link is recognised as one of a very few companies that can provide an end-to-end service surrounding data publishing on CKAN. This includes:

  • consulting on data governance, publishing and community outreach practices,
  • establishment of automated publishing scripts,
  • setup of high availability and high load hosting infrastructure,
  • configuration and extension of CKAN via community modules and/or custom enhancements; and
  • ongoing support and maintenance of hosted platforms.

Currently, Link Digital supports and hosts such Federal and local Government Open Data portals as,,, and

Link Digital has developed a strong reputation within Amazon Web Services and was named as one of just four partners associated with their Open Data program. It has established CKAN via the AWS Markeplace and supports the CKAN and AWS technical community via that offering.

With initial support from ACT Government, Link Digital coordinated the development of an online precinct for CBR.

Recently, Link Digital has started cooperation with the construction industry leading company, Village Building Co., to provide high-quality web design and development services for their major projects. We will building on this work to provide a CKAN based business intelligence platform that draws from an integrated information asset register.

Within the finance sector Link is currently working with one of the largest banking and insurance companies to establish an integrated Business Intelligence platform that uses CKAN for data and application discovery while also triggering the orchestration of data processing and analytics on AWS Cloud.

Within the research sector Link is developing a data repository for molecular dynamics that will integrate the code, data and supercomputing capability to provide an end to end solution for scientists.

Link Digital launched a global Platform as a Service, Datashades, offering for Open Data, and will launch further products for Open Data customers in the months ahead.

Link is a Gold Member of the CKAN Association. Director, Steven De Costa, is on the Board of Open Knowledge Australia and is a Steering Group Member of the CKAN Association. He is also a former National Committee member of GovHack.

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