Data standards

Standards, schemas, and related resources — this category will continue to be built out in response to Federal Data Strategy Action 20, which calls for a data standards repository to accelerate the creation and adoption of data standards across agencies

DCAT-US Schema v1.1 (Project Open Data Metadata Schema)

How to use Project Open Data Metadata Schema guidelines to document and list agency datasets and application programming interfaces (APIs) for hosting at agency.gov/data and currently in use at data.gov

Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT)

DCAT is an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web. DCAT-US (used in the Project Open Data Metadata Schema) is based on this W3C data schema.

Source

W3C

Keywords

DCAT, data schema, data standards

Documenting APIs

Further guidance on using the Project Open Data Metadata Schema guidelines to document application programming interfaces (APIs) in data.json files for hosting at agency.gov/data.

Source

data.gov

Keywords

API, DCAT, Project Open Metadata Schema, open data

Federal Geographic Data Committee Geospatial Standards

A list of FGDC-endorsed standards. Federal agencies that collect, use, or disseminate geographic information and/or carry out related spatial data activities should use FGDC-endorsed standards both internally and through their activities involving partners, grants, and contracts.

Source

Federal Geographic Data Committee

Keywords

geospatial, data standards

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standards Catalog

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 164 national standards bodies. The date field in The Project Open Data Metadata Schema (DCAT-US v1.1) is one example of an ISO standard applied in government.

Source

iso.org

Keywords

data standards

Metadata Resources and Field Mappings under the Project Open Data Metadata Schema (DCAT-US Schema v1.1)

Provides further background and resources to assist agencies in implementing the Project Open Data Metadata Schema v1.1. Maps fields from the current version of DCAT-US v1.1 to the previous version of the schema (v1.0), as well as other schemas (CKAN API, DCAT, and Schema.org).

Schema.org

Through an open community process, schema.org creates, maintains, and promotes schemas for structured data on the Internet. The schema.org vocabulary is used along with the Microdata, RDFa, or JSON-LD formats to add information to Web content.

Source

schema.org

Keywords

data schema, data standards