Data.gov is the federal government’s open data site, and aims to make government more open and accountable. Opening government data increases citizen participation in government, creates opportunities for economic development, and informs decision making in both the private and public sectors.

Data.gov implements the Executive Order on making government data open and machine readable as well as the federal Open Data Policy.

Open Data in the United States

Numerous states, cities and counties have launched open data sites.

By collaborating with these non-federal data sources, Data.gov is able to include this data in the catalog. Searches on the Data.gov catalog will return relevant datasets from both federal and non-federal sources.

U.S. States
43
U.S. Cities and Counties
47
International Countries
53
International Regions
165

 

 

 

 

 


A number of local governments in the United States have launched their own sites with access to machine-readable data.

U.S. States

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U.S. Cities and Counties

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Open Data Internationally

Nations around the world have followed the example of Data.gov in opening up a wide variety of data for citizens and businesses.


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Open Source

Data.gov was built with open source software, CKAN, and WordPress. Anyone, especially local, state, and foreign governments are welcome to borrow the code behind Data.gov.