Who developed Data.gov?
Data.gov is managed and hosted by the U.S. General Services Administration,
Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.
With what technology is Data.gov built?
Data.gov is powered by two open source applications, CKAN and WordPress, and it is developed publicly on GitHub. Learn how you can contribute to Data.gov and these larger open source projects here.
What standards were used to develop the metadata displayed on Data.gov?
Data.gov follows the Project Open Data schema – a set of required fields (Title, Description, Tags, Last Update, Publisher, Contact Name, etc.) for every data set displayed on Data.gov.
What metrics are available about data on Data.gov?
Data.gov collects information on the total number of datasets and dataset collections. Fluctuations in dataset and dataset collection totals may occur as the result of resolving issues with dataset duplicates or merging datasets into dataset collections. Data.gov also tracks Federal Agency Participation and visitor metrics. To see how well CFO-Act agencies are complying with the Federal Open Data Policy, check out the Project Open Data Dashboard.
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