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Surveying the first fruits of the open government directive

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We're still surveying those high value data sets released as part of the open government directive--there are hundreds of files to sift through, which is obviously a good thing. But while we don't have a final analysis done, a few trends are becoming apparent.

The high value data sets consist, overwhelmingly, of information that's already been released elsewhere. In many cases, at least in the raw data catalog, the information is provided as, well, raw data. For example, the Dept. of Transportation released its Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, which provides various ratings on the durability ...

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