Open Data: A History

This term “open data” is becoming increasingly commonplace. That’s what Data.gov is all about. But what is open data? A new article in the Paris Tech Review offers a snapshot of how open data was born, its evolving purpose, and … Continued

One Click and We’ll Give You Millions

While Data.gov lists its holdings at almost 400,000 datasets, the fact is, Data.gov is the link to millions of public datasets. Many Federal agencies post their data collections on Data.gov as single entities. In addition, Data.gov is host to tools, … Continued

CKAN: the Horizon for Data.gov 2.0

 Recently, we marked another milestone in Data.gov’s evolution. Members of the Open Knowledge Foundation met in Washington, D.C., with the Data.gov team and Federal Agencies to discuss the next iteration of Data.gov.  Within months, Data.gov will see major enhancements around … Continued