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GISIG: Cabinet agencies release full inventory lists of their public data

Happy Open Data Day indeed!

Sunlight Foundation Blog, via GISIG

Just in time for Open Data Day, your Uncle Sam — aided and abetted by developers here at Sunlight — is giving you a present.

It has taken weeks, but it appears that all Cabinet agencies have released complete machine-readable lists of their public data holdings, in compliance with President Barack Obama’s Open Data Executive Order. Now, with the help of Sunlight’s Dan Drinkard and Tim Ball, you can access most of these inventories in human-readable format as well. (zip file or Google doc spreadsheet)

Thanks to the guidelines crafted by Project Open Data, each metadata set uses the same set of schema, which gives information like the dataset’s title, where to access the set (if it has been made publicly available), point of contact and data format among other things (see the full rundown of schema on Project Open Data’s page on github)…


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