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What Do You Think of the New Data.gov?

We're interested in hearing your ideas about the new site for Data.gov and how we can continue to improve. Is it easier to find information? Do you like seeing some of the apps and mashups people are creating? What do you think?

Submitted by (@jeanneholm)
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Faceted Search with Atom Based Web Services

Data.gov should have a faceted search interface that provides a comprehensive overview of Data.gov content (metadata and facet counts), and a way for users to progressively refine their search criteria. Faceted search provides a good way for outsiders to better understand a big collection described by complex metadata structure. The faceted metadata should also be shared as an Atom Feed, so that updates of new content ...more »

Submitted by (@ekansa)
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Data Presentation/Search

Rather than organizing the data according to organizational silo's (eg. USDA, HHS, etc) recommend developing an interface that allows for multiple "views" of the same data. Taking Apple's iPhoto software as an example - the single photo dataset can be viewed according to events, photos, faces, or places. This allows the same dataset to be sliced and diced in multiple ways - unearthing interesting connections along the ...more »

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Basic features

Just need a lot of basic features for ease of finding info, such as filter, sort, search, for many data sources, including within/without sites and pages etc...

Submitted by (@tdn900)
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Data.gov is about data search: A strategy for Google, Bing & X

How do we leverage the power of Google/Bing and whatever is next to help people fin data? We need some new thinking! What is your idea? What solutions live between full text and fully structured metadata? We can and should improve Data.gov website search per the great suggestions here. We also need the API envisioned in the ConOps. But that is not enough. We need a way to better tag and expose data Agency data so that ...more »

Submitted by (@louissweeny)
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Custom Notifications/RSS Feeds for New Datasets

An API to provide customizable RSS feeds should be considered, to allow users to subscribe to specific thematic areas, geographic areas and so on. This way, if for example someone was interested in data on aquatic resources in the Chesapeake Bay, they could subscribe and apply filters by custom search terms, by geography of interest, thematic keywords and so on. This could either provide notices via e-mail, or by ...more »

Submitted by (@davidsmith)
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Filter by How often data is updated

There should be a way to search for data that was created in 1997.

 

There should also be a way to search for only static data. Likewise there should be a way to filter by only data that is actively being updated or dynamic.

Submitted by (@georgevicbell)
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Simplify and Radically Improve Search Capability (e.g., USA.gov)

The current Data.gov search tool is capable but cumbersome and does not yield desired results. We should combine and leverage capabilities in other government websites that have good search engines (and/or are planning on more improvements such as usa.gov). We should leverage and make this search available simply on the top of the site for all users. we should also have the ability to invoke more complex search capabilities ...more »

Submitted by (@sanjeevbhagowalia)
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