Evolving Data.gov with You

We opened this discussion to encourage the community to share creative ideas and help us evolve Data.gov. We are getting some great ideas and discussion. We are working hard to incorporate many of your ideas, so stay tuned as Data.gov transforms throughout 2010.

If you are just visiting the site for the first time, we urge you to take a look at our Plan, the Draft Concept of Operations, read through the ideas already posted to the site, contribute new ideas and comments, and to vote for your favorite ideas. Topic areas, including the Developer’s Corner, are on the left hand tool bar and you can dive right in with the Getting Started section, which appears on the right hand tool bar. Let your voice be heard to make Data.gov a richer, more user-friendly resource for everyone!

Thank you very much for your contributions, they will be invaluable as we take the next steps to build future versions of Data.gov.

Linda A. Travers is CIO Council Data.gov Co-lead and Deputy CIO, US Environmental Protection Agency

Sanjeev "Sonny" Bhagowalia is CIO Council Data.gov Co-Lead and CIO, US Department of the Interior

Getting Started:

Add Your Idea by clicking on the “new idea” button to the left.
While you're here:
  • Review Our Plans Take a look at our ideas to evolve Data.gov. You can download our draft Data.gov Concept of Operations in Word or Acrobat formats.

  • Comment on Ideas Jump in and let us know what you think about the ideas others have raised.
  • Vote, Vote, Vote! Your votes are critical to ensuring that the best ideas "bubble up" to the top.
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