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This certainly seems to be the year when open government data really flowers. From NASA to Census to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — not to mention data.gov! — across the Federal government, agencies are setting up developer sites with open APIs so that the public can reuse agency data and information. Just search “API site:*.gov” and you’ll find a bunch of agency open data sites.
With tens of thousands of datasets ranging from satellite imagery to material standards to demographic surveys, the U.S. Department of Commerce has long been in the business of Open Data. Through the Commerce Data Usability Project, go on a series of guided tours through the Commerce data lake and learn how you can leverage this free and open data to unlock the possible.
The Commerce Department has announced a redesigned section of its website to better integrate its catalog of its more than 40,000 publicly available data sets into Commerce.gov via Data.Commerce.Gov.
- Commerce Announces Redesigned Website, Furthering Commitment to Expand Data Access U.S. Department of Commerce, Blog (April 20, 2015).
- Commerce Data Hub.
The announcement says:
Data.Commerce.Gov is still a work-in-progress and there are many additional improvements that are still on the horizon. For example, the new layout has the data organized in the organizational structure of the Department of Commerce (e.g. Census Bureau, Patent & Trademark Office, etc.) and not necessarily how data customers want to interact with the data (e.g. Housing assistance, climate change resiliency, etc.).
Additionally, savvy data consumers will notice that the individual Bureau catalogs do not roll up perfectly to the catalogs on Data.gov. Given the size of our full data catalog, the entire Department of Commerce is working hard to increase this public inventory.
Finally, we expect to continue to improve the mobile experience on this section of the website in the near future. Bucking previous tradition of how massive technology deployments were done in the past, the Department of Commerce is launching this improved data portal as part of a developing tradition of rapid, technology iterations.
Departments listed at Data.commerce.gov include:
Bureau of Industry and Security
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Economic Development Administration
Economics and Statistics Administration
International Trade Administration
Minority Business Development Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
National Technical Information Service
U.S Patent and Trademark Office
See also: GPO: Designer of Government Websites.