Check out’s New Metrics Page recently updated its Metrics{.local-link} page to provide greater detail and transparency to the progress of the catalog. is primarily a metadata catalog, providing information about, and links to, open datasets made available by federal agencies and participating non-federal sources such as state, county, and city governments. features metadata such as title, description, keywords, contact information, and access or download links for nearly 200,000 datasets. obtains the metadata from federal and non-federal government sources that maintain their metadata following a specific schema.

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7 Years of Open Data

In its seventh year as home to the U.S. Government’s open data, continues to serve millions of people worldwide, from researchers and civic hackers, to businesses and citizens. These users have created apps, launched new products and services, and have improved transparency and openness, making the U.S. Government more accountable and responsive to the American people. Data USA, an online application developed by a team of data scientists at MIT Media Lab and Datawheel, backed by Deloitte is helping Americans visualize demographic and economic data using an open source platform.

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