Though there is another idea regarding a wikipedia entry... I think it is important to have a separate wiki set up for developers as there are many developer topics where collaboration is key. Of course, there are tons of precedent for this whereby many major development efforts/sites have developer wikis.
I feel like this is an obvious one but I just tried downloading some data set that has .dbf, .shp, and .shx files. I don't recognize any of these and could not open any on my computer.
Lets make this useful but allowing the data provided to be accessed.
As a citizen, I don't always know what I want but want to browse and see what is available.... more »
But in an ideal world feedback is an ongoing conversation, with comments or suggestions going into the system, responses and requests for use cases... more »
Create a user interface that enables users to easily graph multiple time-series data sets (simple trend graphs). This will let them visually compare different data sets on relative scales.
By aggregating all government data into a standard format and enabling... more »
You should list the types of data requested by the public and the number of votes for each type.
In light of the new Open Government Directive that was released by the White House on Dec. 8th 2009 can the Paperwork Reduction Act be updated (or at least and emergency exception be made) to allow government agencies to request feedback from the public to make better decisions as to what data sets these government agencies should make available.
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Should be able to filter by area of country, as well as include data (with appropriate notification) from cities, towns, and states.
There should be a standard way for cities, towns, states to incorporate their data into data.gov.
What would be the most important initial use cases the semantic web community would like to see semantic.data.gov tackle?
Rule based alerts?... more »