Designing for Open Data: Improvements to Data.gov

By Marion Royal We’ve written a few times about the changes that we’ve been working on for Data.gov to make it easier for users to find, understand, and use government data. Today you’ll notice even more changes to Data.gov – … Continued

Every Sufficiently Large Open Dataset…

…deserves a curator, …needs a promoter, …requires crowdsourcing, and …smells like money. by Robert L. Read, Michelle Hertzfeld, and Hillary Hartley Data.gov publishes free of charge and with no strings attached 87,000 different datasets. Some big datasets, like satellite images and … Continued

National Agriculture Statistics Service QuickStats API

Quickstats from the National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) are official aggregate estimates related to U.S. agricultural production. NASS develops these estimates from data collected through hundreds of sample surveys conducted each year covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture and the … Continued