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Simplify and Radically Improve Search Capability (e.g., USA.gov) trending idea

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 »

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Strategic Intent

Funding - Data.gov cannot be another unfunded federal mandate trending idea

Federal agencies are already trying their best to respond to a stream of unfunded mandates. Requiring federal agencies to a) expose their raw data as a service and b) collect, analyze, and respond to public comments requires resources. The requirement to make data accessible to (through) Data.gov should be formally established as a component of one of the Federal strategic planning and performance management frameworks... more »

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Create standards that are needed to spur open data- trending idea

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As the Dublin Core proved - a little bit of standardization can go a long way. In the open gov data arena, a short list of the areas it would make sense to have global standards on would help all governments and citizens get clear on what needs to be developed for voluntary adoption and where we develop the standards. This idea is to openly develop that short list so we can accelerate this transformation.

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Key Partnerships

Create a Data.gov Evangelist Position trending idea

Most of the big APIs like Twitter, Facebook, and now LinkedIn have a dedicated core team that spends a lot of time evangelizing the API and working with developers to get what they need.

Data.gov needs a Data.gov evangelist who can be the community manager out on the road listening and talking and generally spreading the word on data.gov and its value.

I think this is a separate role from leadership like Vivek Kundra... more »

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Agency Next Steps

Reporting problems with data trending idea

The system should have a way to add "notes" about the data. This could include specific things that should be watched for (for example, the assumptions that the data was collected under, or the methology used to collect it)...it's not much use to use the dataset "tax data for 1999" in a mission critical application if the methology was to "ask 10 people what the tax rate was in 1999"

Likewise, there should be ways... more »

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Custom Notifications/RSS Feeds for New Datasets trending idea

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 »

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Solution Architecture

Definitions for every column trending idea

I just downloaded some energy data from data.gov on nuclear reactors and one of the columns is:

 

"NRC Unit"

 

I have no idea what that means? Every column or field of data should have a definition and that should be available on data.gov or in a standard format with the dataset. In this case, the data dictionary field that the catalog record links to does not have the definition of this field.

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