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Data.gov.uk versus Data.gov

Here is a point-by-point comparison of the big new data dissemination initiatives by the U.S. and the U.K.:

While Data.gov.uk was just recently launched publicly, it has many advantages over Data.gov. It’s easier to use and geared towards developers, who, let’s face it, are the only ones who are going to do more with the data than open it up in Excel. Data.gov has some catching up to do. Both still have a long way to go. Both are good steps in the right direction.

Hat tip to Kevin Taglang at Benton Foundation!

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