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## What's data?
**Data are just files on your computer**: documents, spreadsheets, images... A dataset is a collection of data, sometimes multiple files in a compressed ZIP file (`.zip`), sometimes multiple sheets in an Excel file or a even a single CSV file (`.csv`) with multiple column.
**Data are just files on your computer**: documents, spreadsheets, images... A dataset is a collection of data, sometimes multiple files in a compressed ZIP file (`.zip`), sometimes multiple sheets in an Excel file or even a single CSV file (`.csv`) with multiple columns.
[GTFS](https://gtfs.org/) (also known as GTFS-Static, not to be confused with GTFS-RT) is a common format to share public transit data. It's a ZIP file (`GTFS.zip`) containing text files (`.txt`) with [comma-separated values](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma-separated_values).
For example, [GTFS](https://gtfs.org/) (also known as GTFS-Static, not to be confused with GTFS-RT) is a common format to share public transit data. It's a ZIP file (`GTFS.zip`) containing text files (`.txt`) with [comma-separated values](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma-separated_values).
## What's open data?
Open data is data that is been shared in a way that others have the rights to use and republish it. You do this by sharing your data with an open data license (e.g. [CC0](https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) or [ODbL](https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/summary/index.html)). Without a license, nobody knows if they can use this data: it's not open.
Open data is data that is shared in a way that others have the rights to use and republish it. You give these rights to people by sharing your data with an open data license (e.g. [CC0](https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) or [ODbL](https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/summary/index.html)). Without a license, nobody knows if they can use this data, therefore it is not open.
## What's Gitlab?
The DT4A project provides a platform to upload, publish and share data, accessible here: [git.digitaltransport4africa.org](http://git.digitaltransport4africa.org/). It's an instance of the open source tool called Gitlab. Gitlab is the open source equivalent of [Github](http://github.com/). DT4A's Gitlab is not to be confused with [Gitlab.com](http://about.gitlab.com/). Both are independent and separate websites.
For the sake of simplicity, we call "Gitlab" or "Resource Center" the website at git.digitaltransport4africa.org. It looks like this:
For the sake of simplicity, we call "Gitlab" or "Resource Center" the website at **git.digitaltransport4africa.org**. It looks like this:
![](../assets/gitlab_home_page.png)
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