The Next Data.Gov: More Data Transparency Through Improved Design | Visual.ly Blog

The White House launched a radically redesigned Data.gov website Tuesday, in an effort to improve government data transparency and easy access.

The redesign marks a major turning point for the website, which was launched in 2009 and underwent a light redesign in 2010. The new site boasts a rotating data visualization masthead (currently showing USGS earthquake data) followed by a stream of articles, reports, and social media posts, which is an eerily close replica of the Google+ stream.