Google Dataset Search Provides Access to 25 Million Datasets
Google's dataset search is out of beta, and provides centralized access to 25 million datasets.
Google's dataset search, first introduced in September of 2018, is now out of beta.
Boasting that it provides access to 25 million datasets, Google dataset search indexes datasets from across the web and provides a single spot for locating links to said data.
What has changed since dataset search beta first launched?
Based on what we’ve learned from the early adopters of Dataset Search, we’ve added new features. 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.
What datasets can you find?
Dataset Search also gives us a snapshot of the data out there on the Web. Here are a few highlights. 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.
If you crave data for your machine learning and data science projects, be sure to check out Google's dataset search for yourself.
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