The following are links to selected Open Data, Open Access
Reports, & Open Source Software tools that can be used to help forecast the
future facing the U.S. and the world.
- Census & Survey
Processing (CSPro) System
- A free software package used for entering, editing, tabulating, and
disseminating census & survey data.
- CIA World Fact Book
- Providing information on the history, people, government, economy,
geography, military, communications, transportation of countries around
- CropLife International Database - Facts
and figures relating to agriculture and the plant science industry, food
security, climate change, technology, economics, etc.
- Data.Gov - Interactive data sets, software apps
and other tools made available by the U.S. government.
- Data.Education.Gov - U.S. Department of
Education interactive data tools, data sets, and reports on education in
- Google Public Data Explorer - Making
large public datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate.
- IFC Global Economic Data - An array of
global economic data for researchers, policy makers, and others.
- NationMaster - Compilation of statistics
from such sources as the CIA, UN, WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, etc.
- Ocean Data.Gov
- Portal to 'open' databases than can help us in planning for the future
of our oceans, coast, and Great Lakes.
- RapidMiner - Open source data mining, analytics, & predictive
- 'R' Project - An open source data mining,
statistical analysis and predictive modeling software suite. Check out Revolution Analytics.
- Stats America - Providing information on
hundreds of economic and demographic indicators for states &
communities across the U.S.
- U.N. Statistical Databases - An Internet-based data service bringing UN statistical
databases within reach of users around the globe.
- USA.Spending.Gov - Established to provides reports to citizens on how the
federal government is spending funds.
- World Bank Open Data &
Research - Making
available information from World Bank data sets, national statistical
systems, and research reports. Download Open Data & Software Tools.
list of major free and open source software
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