In its seventh year as home to the U.S. Government’s open data, Data.gov continues to serve millions of people worldwide, from researchers and civic hackers, to businesses and citizens. These users have created apps, launched new products and services, and … 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.
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.