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Use the Data.gov geodata catalog to access U.S. Federal Executive Branch data sets. Click on the name of a data set to view additional metadata for that data set. By accessing the data catalogs, you agree to the Data Policy. Data.gov offers data in three ways: through the “raw” data catalog, using tools and through the geodata catalog. The “Raw” Data Catalog provides an instant download of machine readable, platform-independent data sets while the Tools Catalog provides hyperlinks which may lead to agency tools or agency web pages that allow you to mine data sets.
The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
As a priority Open Government Initiative for President Obama’s administration, Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of Data.gov.