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A guide to open data principles, best practices, and resources.
Similar to data.gov for U.S. government data, this resource allows users to search open data that is relevant to Canadians, learn how to work with datasets, and see what people have done with open data across the country.
Hosted by the European Union, the Open Data Monitor provides statistics on the current landscape of open data in Europe in addition to tools for finding data catalogs and datasets. Open Data Monitor also provides tools for comparing countries and data catalogs.
The European Data Portal harvests the metadata of Public Sector Information available on public data portals across European countries. Going beyond the harvesting of metadata, the strategic objective of the European Data Portal is to improve accessibility and increase the value of Open Data.
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) launched a new internet based data service for the global user community. Users can search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.
Other Data Sources & Search Tools
Many private corporations and non-government organizations also provide access to open data.