Under the terms of the 2013 Federal Open Data Policy, newly-generated government data is required to be made available in open, machine-readable formats, while continuing to ensure privacy and security. The Data.gov Catalog provides the means for federal and non-federal agencies to make their data discoverable and accessible by the public with tools for searching and browsing.

The Data.gov Catalog can be conveniently searched and the search-results accessed, without having to navigate away from GeoPlatform, using the GeoPlatform Data.gov Search application. This is a reusable application that can be accessed from any web page.

Features of the GeoPlatform Data.gov Search application include:

  • Search the Data.gov Dataset Catalog for published datasets
  • Search by dataset name, phrase, or keyword
  • Filter by organization, organization type, tag, format, topics, status, and topic categories
  • Filter by area-of-interest (selection on a map)
  • Sort search results by name, dates, popularity, and relevance
  • View details about datasets and their related resources
  • Embed and customize the application within HTML pages
Search Data.gov