ie 1) I've lived in Utah for my life and would... more »
All military retirees are veterans but not all veterans are retirees. There is a need for statistical information on those who make the military their career, in addition to the data on veterans.
Nat Torkington recently posted Truly Open Data at http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/03/truly-open-data.html, in which he argues for an "open source approach" to data, considering lessons learned from the successful open source software community.
I won't try to reproduce his post, but I recommend reading it, and I hope it will spur some more specific ideas for Data.gov.
I just read about the revised $100 bill to combat the superbill. However, this is a technology cat & mouse game with another vary sophisticated organization.
One improvement that might be more difficult to overcome is to insert a field programmable RFID chip into each bill. The chip... more »
ISEN.org site pending launch.
It would be helpful to see the date that an idea or comment is posted here.
As the great author and consultant Peter Block has said, communities are about *conversations*. This is not mere semantics; participatory conversations amongst concerned stakeholders are inherently different than "dialogues,"... more »
I suggest you use pictures not badges
It would be very useful to allow data searching by extent for geodata sets. For example, I am only interested in data that are available nationally. Imagine some people would be interested in searching by state or even county.
I searched for international data and found only three.
There is a LOT of international data from the government. I list all that I can find here
I've also compiled data from various government sources into data sets here
I don't know... more »
I'm always on the lookout for new data sets that I can use in teaching. To this end, it would be helpful if:
1) There were a way to notify me, e.g., by RSS, email, etc., when new data sets are added to the data catalog
2) There were a way to sort the list of data sets in the catalog by date entered
The rating column is close to useless currently. If one person rates a dataset with 5 stars it sorts at the top. You need a concept of either popularity (most downloaded) or highest rated with some weighting for number of votes.
I am collecting government data and putting them into spreadsheets for easy use in research. I've save them here