Publicly available data from open sources are vital resources for students and researchers in a variety of disciplines. Unfortunately, processing these datasets is often tedious and cumbersome. Organizations follow distinctive practices for codifying datasets. Combining data from different sources requires mapping common entities (city, county, etc.) and resolving different types of keys/identifiers. This process is time-consuming, tedious, and done over and over. The goal of Data Commons is to address these issues.
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A data commons is a software platform along with a governance framework that together allow a community to manage, analyze and share its data.
Resources from McKinsey, LightsOnData and +2