Data.gov is the central clearinghouse for federal open data, including hosting the Public Data Listings required under the 2013 Federal Open Data Policy, but Data.gov also hosts state, local, and tribal government sources voluntarily. As of this writing Data.gov has … Continued
On February 5, 2015, more than 800 government and industry IT attendees voted for their favorite technological innovation at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. From the original pool of more than 100 contestants, Data.gov … Continued
One of the biggest opportunities for new products and services to come out of the Civic Hacking movement in 2015, may be through place-based initiatives that foster collaboration across industry, academia, local government, and the federal government. This has the … 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.