With tens of thousands of datasets ranging from satellite imagery to standards research to demographic surveys, the U.S. Department of Commerce has long been in the business of Open Data. But we can do more to enhance the American economy’s ability to innovate using data.
Data not only needs to be disseminated in machine readable formats, but also requires context for how and what it can be used. The Commerce Data Service is launching the Usability Project, designed to illustrate the robust uses of commerce data assets, make basic code available in order to help data scientists get started on new innovative projects, and catalog areas of success and in need of improvement.
For dynamic tutorials and information on how to get involved, please visit: