By using Google Dataset schema, we can mark up our data to get it added in the new Google Dataset Search Engine.
Google revealed a new speciality search feature named Google Dataset Search that is powered partially by the dataset schema.
Google said,” Google Dataset Search allows searchers to find datasets on many topics across social and environmental science, as well as from the other topics including data provided by news organizations and government data.” This dataset search feature will be used by data journals, scientists, data geeks and anyone who is willing to get data behind the specific topic to find such as data quickly.
Data providers and publishers can mark up their published data web pages so that Google can surface this data to the users or searchers within this vertical search feature. Google is encouraging publishers and data providers to adopt this mark up more quickly so that the more searchers can locate their dataset within this search feature.
Google said,” As more data repositories use the schema.org standard to describe their datasets, the variety and coverage of datasets that searchers will find in Dataset Search, will continue to grow.”
Here is a photo showing how this feature shows data:
Here you will also find data National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA), as well as from academic repositories such as Harvard’s Dataverse and Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research(ICPSR).
You can access the Google Dataset Search at https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch.