6,482 Datasets Available

6,482 Datasets Available Across 22 Federal Agencies In Data.json Files by Kin Lane.

From the post:

It has been a few months since I ran any of my federal government data.json harvesting, so I picked back up my work, and will be doing more work around datasets that federal agnecies have been making available, and telling the stories across my network.

I’m still surprised at how many people are unaware that 22 of the top federal agencies have data inventories of their public data assets, available in the root of their domain as a data.json file. This means you can go to many example.gov/data.json and there is a machine readable list of that agencies current inventory of public datasets.

See Kin’s post for links to the agency data.json files.

You may also want to read: What Happened With Federal Agencies And Their Data.json Files, which details Kin’s earlier efforts with tracking agency data.json files.

Kin points out that these data.json files are governed by: OMB M-13-13 Open Data Policy—Managing Information as an Asset. It’s pretty joyless reading but if you are interested in the the policy details or the requirements agencies must meet, it’s required reading.

If you are looking for datasets to clean up or combine together, it would be hard to imagine a more diverse set to choose from.

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