July 25, 2012 You may have noticed that census.gov has been undergoing some modest changes since December. Based on customer research and feedback we collected and analyzed over time, we heard loud and clear that both search and navigation of … Continued
We’ve been watching the schema.org datasets schema space for a while now, as Data.gov is very interested in adding schema.org support for our listing of over 450,000 datasets. We think this will help the major search engines create better relevance rankings of Federal government data, where many searches begin.
Making environmental data available for reuse by others is a core strategy EPA uses to help meet its mission of protecting human health and safeguarding the environment. EPA has a long tradition of publishing data – notable examples include Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data, as well as Envirofacts – a data warehouse that provides public access to data extracts from Agency program information systems. EPA is also helping to support data discovery through the
Recently, I took some time to do a little analysis of our geospatial metadata in geo.data.gov. The results are extremely interesting, and they highlight a difficult challenge facing Data.gov as we work towards improving ways that our users search for and discover Federal geospatial datasets, which rely heavily on the quality of our metadata.
Check out the first open source release delivered by the US and Indian governments!