EPA: Open data portal to remain online

Reporters rushed to download data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s open data portal after a contractor reported the portal would shut down this Friday. But the EPA called reports untrue Monday morning and stated that the site will not close and that data will remain available. Users visiting the EPA’s open data portal were greeted…

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Use NICAR’S fatal accident data on deadline

We’ve updated our simple, one-table database on fatal accidents in the US; the data now has information on every reported accident from 2003 through 2014. We created the data from the full DOT Fatality Analysis Reporting System database (FARS), which has 19 tables and almost 800 columns of detailed information about fatal car accidents. The…

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