Data schemas and standards

Formats designed to structure data, which then enables interoperability, analysis, and software development.

Building & Land Development Specification (BLDS)

An open data specification for building and land development permits


A specification of the civic.json metadata standard for civic technology projects

Clearspending Russia

Автоматизированный мониторинг и аналитика по заключенным госконтрактам – инструменты для общественного анализа, выявления злоупотреблений, борьбы с коррупцией и неэффективным расходованием государственных средств.


DataMade is a civic technology company. We build open source technology using open data to empower journalists, researchers, governments and advocacy organizations.

Federal Spending Transparency

The Federal Spending Transparency GitHub page is a space for stakeholders inside and outside government to stay informed on Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) Implementation. The DATA Act makes federal spending data more accessible, searchable, and reliable. It makes it easier to understand how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars and serves as a tool for better oversight, data-centric decision-making, and innovation both inside and outside of government. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget are lead the government-wide implementation of the DATA Act. Additionally, the page hosts the alpha version of the Data Lab at, an initiative by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to create visualizations and analyses using federal spending data to help the public, researchers, government entities and others understand, and use the data from

Green Button

The Green Button initiative is an industry-led effort to respond to a White House call-to-action to provide electricity, natural gas, and water customers with easy access to their energy- and water-usage data in a consumer-friendly and computer-friendly format.

Joined Up Data Standards

We aim to improve how standard-setting bodies, data producers and data users collaborate to join-up their data to make it interoperable and comparable.

Library of Congress Machine Readable Cataloging

The MARC formats are standards for the representationand communication of bibliographic and related information in machine-readable form.

Local Inspector Value-Entry Specification (LIVES)

Yelp is a fun and easy way to find, recommend and talk about what's great - and not so great - in San Francisco and beyond. Members share their favorite recommendations - everything from the latest restaurants and shops, to the best hair salons…


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Mark43 is reinventing public safety software applications from the ground up, delivering unparalleled efficiency gains to first responders.

Open Connectivity Foundation

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) create a specification and sponsors an open source project to unlock the massive opportunity in the IoT market, accelerating industry innovation and helping developers and companies create solutions that map to a single open specification. The OCF’s vision for IoT is that billions of connected devices (devices, phones, computers and sensors) will communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or transport. With the OCF fulfilling this promise, anyone – from a large technology company to a maker in their garage – can adopt the open standards of OCF to innovate and compete, helping ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry.

Open Eligibility

The Open Eligibility Project is an initiative of Aunt Bertha, a Public Benefit Corporation in order to simplify the process of finding and applying for human services.

Open Hunting & Fishing

Rendering hunting and fishing regulations as open data. [RETIRED]

Open Procurement

OpenProcurementOpenProcurement is an open source e-procurement toolkit.OpenProcurement's goal is to provide the tools to design and build a procurement proce...

Open Referral

We develop data standards and open platforms that make it easy to share and find information about community resources.


Free and Open Company Data on 135 million companies and corporations in over 125 jurisdictions, including US, UK, Switzerland, Panama...

Popolo Project

International open government data specifications.

Represent Canada

Find the elected officials and electoral districts for any Canadian address or postal code, at all levels of government

Shared, open cross-government standards make services better for users and cheaper to run.