Data is the New Oil and Google DataSet Search is the Motherlode of Data

Data is the new oil and now Google is providing Dataset Search.

Datasets are needed to train Machine Learning and for other computer projects.

Data is a vital resource for the modern age and now Datasets are easily published and discovered.

Dataset Search has indexed almost 25 million of these datasets, giving you a single place to search for datasets and find links to where the data is.

You can now filter the results based on the types of dataset that you want (e.g., tables, images, text), or whether the dataset is available for free from the provider. If a dataset is about a geographic area, you can see the map. Plus, the product is now available on mobile and we’ve significantly improved the quality of dataset descriptions. One thing hasn’t changed however: anybody who publishes data can make their datasets discoverable in Dataset Search by using an open standard (schema.org) to describe the properties of their dataset on their own web page.

The largest topics that the datasets cover are geosciences, biology, and agriculture. The majority of governments in the world publish their data and describe it with schema.org. The United States leads in the number of open government datasets available, with more than 2 million. And the most popular data formats? Tables–you can find more than 6 million of them on Dataset Search.

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