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Open Data: A History

This term "open data" is becoming increasingly commonplace. That's what is all about. But what is open data? A new article in the Paris Tech Review offers a snapshot of how open data was born, its evolving purpose, and… Continued

One Click and We'll Give You Millions

While lists its holdings at almost 400,000 datasets, the fact is, is the link to millions of public datasets. Many Federal agencies post their data collections on as single entities. In addition, is host to tools,… Continued

CKAN: the Horizon for 2.0

Recently, we marked another milestone in's evolution. Members of the Open Knowledge Foundation met in Washington, D.C., with the team and Federal Agencies to discuss the next iteration of Within months, will see major enhancements around… Continued

APIs doesn’t just catalog raw data, it also includes APIs from across government. You can [browse the current catalog for APIs](, but expect this listing to grow as agencies … Continued

Cities – Policies

The data on is brought together from many official government sites. The policies for the release of those data vary from one city to another. Below you can find the detailed policies and developer resources for each catalog in … Continued

10 Big Data Sites to Watch – By Gil Press | Foreign Policy, which was launched by the Obama administration as part of its Open Government Initiative in 2009, offers access to data generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Enterprising government agencies and private citizens have built on the… Continued Celebrates Third Anniversary

May 21, 2012 marks the third anniversary of the U.S. government's open data site, The first national open data site, led the way in opening government data around the world. Now 30 countries host open data sites and… Continued CKAN Catalog is pleased to announce the launch of a new data catalog on an open source data management system called CKAN used by the data portals of the U.K., Germany, Brazil, and a number of other governments around the world.… Continued

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