Google announced today that it’s opening up its Public Data Explorer tool to everyone, meaning you can use it to upload your own datasets.
"We’re making a new data format, the DataSet Publishing Language (DSPL), openly available, and providing an interface for anyone to upload their datasets, so they can benefit from the same powerful, animated visualizations that we provide with our existing datasets, and then share them with other people to explore and understand," the company explains.
"Over the past two years, we’ve made public data easier to find, explore and understand in several ways, providing unemployment figures, population statistics and world development indicators in search results, and introducing the Public Data Explorer tool," says Omar Benjelloun, Technical Lead of the Google Public Data Team. "Together with our data provider partners, we’ve curated 27 datasets including more than 300 data metrics. You can now use the Public Data Explorer to visualize everything from labor productivity (OECD) to Internet speed (Ookla) to gender balance in parliaments (UNECE) to government debt levels (IMF) to population density by municipality (Statistics Catalonia), with more data being added every week."
There will certainly be a whole lot more added every week now that it’s open to the everyone.
The dataset upload feature is available as a Google Labs feature.
It’s all part of "organizing the world’s information" right?