Solution Architecture

For this topic area post your best ideas on Data.gov and its capabilities, including data management, dissemination, search, semantic web, evolving core modules (shared services), data infrastructure and visualization tools and more.

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Solution Architecture Innovation Lab (SAIL)

To establish an open and inclusive COTS & Open Source self vetting "lab" where innovators of the market can engage is exploring the realm of the possible with prospective govt programs before they go to RFP. This would allow PMs and users better articulate the capabilities of the market in a collaborative forum and virtual lab. The "evidence" would come from a network of non-profits whose combined labs would form the ...more »

Submitted by (@john.weiler)

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Limit use of Adobe Flash!

ipod touch, iphone an ipad cannot display adobe flash information!

Submitted by (@raymondpolone)

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Directly associate datasets with their code sheets

This entry is a consensus recommendation of seven organizations that work on government transparency of which OpenTheGovernment.org is one.

 

Make sure all datasets on Data.gov are directly associated with their code sheets.

Submitted by (@afuller)

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Cross domain policy files

Technologies such as Silverlight and Flash need cross domain policy files on the host server to enable data loading between domains.

Submitted by (@dangerpest)

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HTML 5 compatability

This could be used as an alternative to Adobe Flash because of the inherent disadvantages of flash (lack of support on current phones/tablets excluding Android 2.2 devices, major stability and performance issues). This might also allow for specific apps to be made for the different mobile Operating Systems which as we have already seen with the expansion of the app stores breeds innovation and ideas that no one else ...more »

Submitted by (@bobbygrant25)

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Build Data Catalogs in the Cloud in Support of Data.gov & EPA's Strategic Data Action Plan

My Data Science Class Project (see http://federaldata.wik.is/Data_Science) is to re-architect Data.gov so that it responds to the IdeaScale Comments, is reusable, and is interoperable (searchable) with other data catalogs (international and sub-national). I am following an architectural pattern that starts with spreadsheets, uses a wiki for the metadata with well-defined URLs, provides analytics/visualizations, and lays ...more »

Submitted by (@niemann.brand)

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Explore an effective organizational structure for public service

The federal government provides various services to public across the united states. Any service involve collaboration between individuals from various offices, disciplines, technologies, and responsibilities. Need to identify an ideal organizational structure that facilitates the collective workforce efforts in improving service to public in the most economical way.

Submitted by (@khailaahosny)

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Avoid use of Adobe Flash

iPod touch / iPhone / iPad cannot access data.gov maps and data that require use of Adobe Flash. Please avoid Adobe Flash!

Submitted by (@raymondpolone)

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New FR pesticide information too hard to access

In October 2009 EPA stopped hosting its most useful site for new Federal Register pesticide information at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/index.html

 

This was a vital and highly user-friendly site. Please put it back on line as this important information is neither easily accessible or user-friendly to access.

Submitted by (@pesticides)

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Social Media support for Executable English Q/A

Data by itself is necessary, but not enough, for practical applications. What's needed is knowledge about how to use the data to answer questions -- such as, "how much could the US save through energy independence?" There's emerging technology that leverages social media for the huge task of acquiring and curating the necessary knowledge -- in the form of executable English. One can Google "executable English" to find ...more »

Submitted by (@adriandwalker)

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A micro-format tag set to describe data resources on the web

We need as many on-ramps for Agencies to get data assets represented on Data.gov as possible (see my On Ramps Idea). How about a micro-format (aka small light set of tags) that could help humans, search engines and other tools identify and aggregate data resources...this could be as simple as an adapted Dublin core set. This markup could be carried on the human documentation page, or on a separate page ala sitemap.xml. ...more »

Submitted by (@louissweeny)

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SPEED UP ACCESS BY REDESIGN

DOWNLOADING Data.gov takes forever because of the graphics in the heading. Remove the graphic or redesign so as to speed up downloading of the web site. Sorry I have a dinosaur of a computer, but it's all I have or can afford.

Submitted by (@davidwanda)

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