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Open Data

The following are links to selected 'Open Data' sources and associated tools of interest to today's managers:    Videos
  • Data.Gov - Providing links to 'open' datasets generated and held by the U.S. Government.
  • DataVisualization - Provides links to a wide selection of high quality free and open 'data visualization' software tools.
  • Google Public Data Explorer - Making large public data sets on education, healthcare, economics, and other subjects readily accessible and easy to explore & visualize.
  • IFC Global Economic Data - An array of global economic data for researchers, policy makers, and others.
  • NationMaster - Compilation of data & statistics about countries around the world from such sources as the UN, WHO, UNESCO, World Bank, etc.
  • Stats America - Providing information on hundreds of economic and demographic indicators for states & communities across the U.S.
  • World Bank Open Data Initiative - A wide range of statistics & data sets made available by the World Bank about countries around the globe .
* Check out the list of International Open Data sites established by governments around the world.

Open Data can be defined as 'selected data' that should be made freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other excessive control mechanisms.

'Open Data' Organizations

* Also check out The Open Data Handbook

Open Data

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