Data Commons Updates

Over the past few months, we’ve continued to incorporate new data into our knowledge graph and develop new tools. Here are some of the highlights:

New Statistical Variable Explorer

As Data Commons has grown, the number of Statistical Variables has increased. With over 300k variables to choose from (and counting!), we wanted to make it easier for you to find the right variables for your analysis. To address this, we added a new tool for exploring Statistical Variables. The tool provides metadata about the observations, places, and provenances we have for each variable.

New Data

Lately, we’ve been focused on building up our inventory of sustainability-related data. Some of recent our imports include:

We’re also in the process of importing a large number of US Census American Community Survey Subject Tables, which contain detailed demographic data about a variety of topics. For example:

New Import Tool

We’ve made it easier for contributors to add datasets to Data Commons with our new open source command-line tool. This tool provides linting and detailed stats validation, streamlining our data ingestion process and making it more accessible.

Check out our Github repo here.

As always, please feel free to share any feedback.


Natalie on behalf of the Data Commons team