Interested in showcasing your data visualization talents? Have a novel insight on the American experience? Passionate for the public good? Then we are interested in working with you.
The US Department of Commerce is launching the Commerce Usability Project. It’s an effort towards making the knowledge required to use our data more open. We aim to provide enough insight, familiarity, and code to enable users to do amazing things with our free data. That’s why we’re putting out this open call to academia, industry and government to collaborate, demonstrate, and improve our data assets. We here at the Department of Commerce want to recognize expertise and contributions to our public data assets.
Interested in getting started? Here are some examples that we’ve developed:
- NOAA’s Severe Weather Data Inventory Tutorial
- NIST’s National Vulnerability Database Tutorial
- US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey Tutorial
- NOAA’s Visible Infrared Radiometer Suite Tutorial
- All data used and code developed must be open and free.
- Individuals/groups are encouraged to use commerce data combined with other publicly available data.
- Each submission must have at least 2 visualizations.
- At least one of the visualizations should be interactive
- Code can be embedded in HTML
- Contributions may be made by individuals as well as teams
Guidance is available from the Department of Commerce Data Science Team:
Jeff Chen, Chief Data Scientist, US Department of Commerce
Star Ying, Data Scientist, US Department of Commerce