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It would be nice to have each to the data sets be complete and in at least one standard web machine-readable format (XML, RSS, XOMGL, KML) and one human readable format (CSV, XLS).

Using data.gov as an example, where next to each dataset there is a direct link to the format available.

The data should be complete and historic, not just the most recent month, which discourages newcomers.

Examples

"Good" datasets

  • Building Permits in XLS format with historic data

  • Street Tree List. Good, but has 'coordinates' but not Lat/Lon



"Incomplete" datasets

  • Restaurant Scores: html only, not all at once

  • Crime Incident Data: 90 days only, divided by neighborhood, kml too large

  • Crime Call for Service: Random XML format, only 30 days






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