Data.gov is launching two innovations today to mark both the anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy and the fourth anniversary of Data.gov. First is a comprehensive listing of the application programming interfaces (APIs) that were released from across the federal government as part of the Digital Government Strategy. These APIs will fuel the development of new apps on everything from health, public safety, education, consumer protection, and many more topics of interest to Americans. Developers can find all the government’s APIs in one place, with links to API documentation and other resources.
Data.gov is also launching a new data catalog on an open source data management system called CKAN The new catalog features a number of enhancements, such as an improved search that helps you find all the datasets for a particular location, better sorting and tagging of datasets, and more robust metadata. Data.gov now has one unified data catalog based on an open source standard that will make it easier to federate with other federal agency catalogs, as well as those of states, cities, and counties.
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Data.gov Celebrates Third Anniversary
May 21, 2012 marks the third anniversary of the U.S. government’s open data site, Data.gov. The first national open data site, Data.gov led the way in opening government data around the world. Now 30 countries host open data sites and they are key tools in the global open government movement.
Mash Up the World with Data.gov!
Join us on the National Mall for two days of science fun. This nonprofit festival will showcase 1,500 hands-on interactive activities and 75 stage shows for all ages.
Read the Harvard Business School (HBS) case study* (1.5 MB, PDF) on Data.gov presented by HBS Assistant Professor Karim Lakhani, Ph.D. This case study is free for government use.
Explore the Data.gov Concept of Operations*(CONOPS, 4 MB, PDF) released at the Conference. The CONOPS represents the vision for the future of Data.gov and Open Data for the Federal Government.
* To view these documents in PDF format, you must have Adobe Reader Software. Download it free here.
We are pleased to announce the availability of the Data.gov GEO Viewer, an interactive mapping tool designed to let users preview geospatial data available through the Data.gov catalogs. Using this tool, you can immediately view datasets on an interactive map, overlay them with other datasets, and investigate the underlying data.