Data.gov - a new toy for data geeks, librarians, and transparency advocates everywhere
May 21, 2009 7:46 PM Subscribe
posted by gingerbeer (39 comments total)
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The Obama Administration is trying to bring transparency and a little sunshine to those cold, hidden government databases
, like the FBI, NOAA, and the Census Bureau.
Data.gov is getting some mixed reviews
. There’s not a lot of data in it yet, although you can suggest
your favorite federal database (you do have a favorite federal database, right?) It may not be any better than what private citizens have already done
The Sunlight Foundation
has already announced a competition
to build the best application and visualization for the data.
What can you find?