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Data.gov Gets Updated: A Closer Look
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anon3103639501
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anon3103639501,
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7/24/2013 | 12:05:44 PM
re: Data.gov Gets Updated: A Closer Look
"But in many respects, the new site is also likely to disappoint die-hard data users as being not much more than a shiny new showroom attached to the same old government data warehouse, a warehouse still in need of operating improvements and accessible data."

It does disappoint and using the following click trail as an example:

Start at: http://next.data.gov/

pick a Community like Safety: http://next.data.gov/safety

pick Resources: http://next.data.gov/safety/sa...

pick the National Map: http://nationalmap.gov/viewer....

then Click here to go to The National Map Viewer

and Download Platform!: http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/...

and you finally get to the data and its display

Bottom line: This is yet another new interface to the old Data.gov interface that eventually takes you (if you are lucky enough to find it) to where the actual data has been for years!

My current efforts for OMB to fix this problem are just starting: http://semanticommunity.info/D...
Becca L
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Becca L,
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7/22/2013 | 8:23:50 PM
re: Data.gov Gets Updated: A Closer Look
You said it. I have yet to find an organization less helpful or more cringe-worthy than .gov sites. I find them nearly impossible to navigate, woefully outdated and the number of broken links is astounding. Any upgrades are great steps in my book, but they have a long way to go. I'm encouraged that this issue is receiving any attention at all.


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