Over the election period we have been continuing our work behind the scenes based on your feedback, and we are launching a number of new features to data.gov.uk which we hope improves the site for you.
With over 3,000 datasets now available on the site, a number of you have suggested that we needed to provide different ways into the information. We have upgraded the site to provide faceted search. This more advanced search gives you the ability to explore datasets in a number of ways. Filtering search results by nation, public body or tag lets you quickly drill down to the datasets that interest you. Give the new search a go at data.gov.uk/data.
We have also taken a look at how we can strengthen the community elements of the site. There is a new “history” tab on profiles that enables you to find other posts, comments and apps by that user. Not registered yet? Just visit data.gov.uk/user/register to get started.
Finally, for those of you with an interest in Linked Data we have made some improvements to the RDFa mark-up included on individual datasets’ pages. This is still a work in progress and one of the areas we will be focusing on over the coming months, so if you have any comments please share them with us.
We are planning a number of events over the coming months so keep an eye on the site for more news updates. As always, please pass on any feedback via data.gov.uk/contact/.