Making open data easier to search — for everyone
We recently made some major improvements to the quality of search results on figure.nz. This is a technical guide to how Elasticsearch can be creatively used for searching open data. — tl;dr On a site like figure.nz, giving people the search results they expect is hard. Improving that experience for our visitors matters a lot to us, and it’s a challenge we’re constantly working on. We’ve recently dedicated a significant piece of work to doing exactly that, and it’s showing promising results.