It would be helpful if there were some standard formats for the data sets that are posted on data.gov. It would make it easier to create mashups and to integrate data across data sets. In addition, standards for key fields are needed.
Provide basic capability toward data enhancement/manipulation/packaging - Here, the idea would be to provide reusable infrastructure that can be used by data stewards for data enhancement, and potentially conversion and packaging. Sample use case: Data steward uploads an Excel spreadsheet containing his data, which also includes addresses and - and then uses tools provisioned by Data.gov to geocode the dataset to ...more »